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Haredi Israel in 2059

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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:50 am

Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs, large segments of the haredi community have an ambivalent relationship with the state. The haredi community, like its Arab counterpart, is also marked by high levels of poverty.

So its concerning that a new government study issued last week predicts that by 2059 haredi and Arab minorities will constitute half of Israel’s population.

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