MembersHow Many Jews Actually Live in the “West Bank”?

Israel has already demonstrated that it’s ready to forcibly evacuate Jewish residents to meet Arab demands for a Palestinian state free of Jews.

By Michael Selutin |
Photo: Gershon Elinson/Flash90

The Palestinian leadership has repeatedly insisted that the two-state solution must leave the territory it rules completely judenrein. That state of “Palestine” is to be centered on the biblical heartland today commonly known as the “West Bank.”

But in Judea and Samaria, as the territory in question is correctly named, there are today living more than 435,000 Jews. There are another 315,000 Jews living in eastern Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as their capital. Uprooting so many people would be nearly...

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