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Monday, November 28, 2011

1896 video shows Jewish majority in Jerusalem

The very first movie made in Jerusalem, in 1896, shows that Jews were a majority in the city even then. In fact, they were about 60% of the population.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: The Other News).



Those of you with fluent Hebrew may have noticed that the subtitles in this video were not particularly accurate. Nevertheless, the point remains: The city had a substantial Jewish population - around 60% - 115 years ago.

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At 9:58 PM, Blogger Will said...

Thank you for the link Carl.:)

 

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