Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Things of note:
- That the Jewish diaspora is far less apportioned around the world than ever before (in modern times), since 81pc of world Jewry now reside in either Israel or the United States;
- The population of North Africa shrunk into non-existence between 1948 and 1970, a consequence of the founding of the State of Israel and the anti-Jewish pogroms which followed;
- The explosion of Israel’s Jewish population between 1970 and 2010, coinciding with the mass exodus of Jews from the former Soviet Union;
- That more Jews now live in Great Britain, Canada, and France than in the Russian Federation; and
- That in spite of Israel’s founding, the Jewish populations of North America, Latin America, and Western Europe have remained relatively stable.