On the eve of the 65th anniversary of the creation of the state, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics released the following figures:
The total number of the population of the state of Israel slightly exceeded eight million. The number of the population when the state was established in May 1948 was 806 thousands. The released figures indicate that the number of the Jewish population is 6.042.000 which comes to about 75.3 percent of the total population. The number of the Arab population in Israel is 1.658.000 which amounts to 20.7 percent. The number of what Israel labels as others is 318 thousands, which amounts to about 4 percent. Those classified as others are generally non-Arab non-Jewish Christians.
The Statistics also indicate that the number of the population of the state of Israel have increased since last year 137 thousands. The number of the newly born reached 163 thousand children and the number of the deceased reached 41 thousands. The number of Jewish immigrants to Israel was 19,500 individuals. These figures do not include the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
These statistics are very interesting. They show that in spite of a century of Zionists’ effort to create an overwhelming Jewish majority in historic Palestine, they have not been able to accomplish this goal. If we add up the number of the Arab Palestinian population living in the Gaza Strip and the Population of the West Bank to the number of the Arab holders of Israeli citizenships and the non-Arab non-Jewish population, the Jews will be a minority. The number of the population of the Gaza Strip is anywhere between 1.7 and two million people. There are anywhere between 2.5 and 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Even if we take the lowest estimates, we come up with these number 6,226,000 non-Jews, contrasted with 6,042,000 Jews. This is what an apartheid state is all about, an ethnic minority rule by force over the majority of the population.