I. Remember the surreal "proportionality " argument taken by some media persons as a convenient dart to throw at Israel when it launched its attack on Gaza in an attempt to stop the barrage of rockets aimed at killing Israelis and Israeli babies? What it boiled down to, was very simple: Not enough Israeli babies were killed by the Gazan rockets. Or, to put it more bluntly, in positive terms, more Israeli babies should have been killed, before those particular media persons could be persuaded that stopping the rockets would be justified.
II. Prof,. AbuKhalil frowns at the rate of births in Israel. He seems to find something suspect and even genocidal in the trend by Israeli families to make babies, and in the Israeli medicare system that goes to a great deal of effort and expense to make sure Israeli babies are born healthy, and that those families who cannot make babies so easily will get a chance to have their babies, despite their biological difficulties (I mean, of course, having relatively easy access to in-vitro fertilization).
How do I know the prof. perceives something suspect and even genocidal in the trend by Israeli families to make babies?
You need to read the entry on his Angry Arab blog, in which he quotes from three articles which discuss the increased birth rate of children in Israel, and the meticulous care by the medical institutions of the state, and labels them:
80 years since world Jewry numbered more than 15 million, the loss of the six million has not been recovered.
Still, prof. AbuKhalil, who teaches American students at an American university of a good standing laments that Jewish Israelis produce more babies than would suit his perverted moral universe.And still, media persons fancying themselves on the side of universal justice, humanism and equality, lament that not more Jewish Israelis babies were/are killedbefore their Jewish-Israeli parents need to take steps to protect them from such genocidal killings.
V. And just for the hell of it, here are some other tangentially relevant statistics:
According to this source, the number of Palestinian Arabs in 1946 was: ~ 1, 221,000
According to this source, the estimated number of Palestinians all over
World by the end of 2005 is 10.1 million.
Less than 50 years after the Palestinian "Nakba", and for all the genocide that Israel is accused by the likes of AbuKhalil and his ilk, to have perpetrated upon these Palestinians, their population worldwide sprang from 1.2 million to possibly 11 millions today.
And still, the professor from the State University of California bewails the fact that Jewish babies are born in Israel at an unseemly rate.