posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 08:58 PM
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
What do I think? I think I'm not going to be gullible this time around. Knowing what lengths the government will go to at times to further a certain
agenda, I will take absolutely NOTHING at face value, and will assume that an ulterior motive exists. It's sad when your government is what pushes you
to that belief. I don't care if Iran were developing a nuke, as that wouldn't change the fact that Israel is crazy. Like I've said before...How many
Arab Muslims are living in Israel, and how many Jews are living in Iran? I don't think Iran is who we need to be worrying about.
Are you implying that there are more Jews living in Iran than Muslims in Israel? If so you are very wrong...
In recent years, the Jewish population of Iran was estimated by most sources to be 25,000, though estimates varied, with some as low
as 17,000 and as high as 40,000. However, a census in August 2012 revealed that there were only 8,756 Jews still living in Iran. Notable
population centers include Tehran, Isfahan (1,200), and Shiraz. Historically, Jews maintained a presence in many more Iranian cities. Jews are
protected in the Iranian constitution and seat is reserved for a Jew in the Majlis. Iran hosts the largest Jewish population of any
Muslim-majority country. After Israel, it is home to the second-largest Jewish population in the Middle East.
The largest group of Persian Jews is found in Israel. As of 2007, Israel is home to just over 47,000 Iranian-born Jews and roughly 87,000 Israeli-born
Jews with fathers born in Iran. While these numbers add up to about 135,000, when Israelis with more distant or solely maternal Iranian roots are
included the total number of Persian Jews in Israel is estimated to be between 200,000-250,000.
According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population in 2010 was estimated at 1,573,000, representing 20.4% of the country's
population. The majority of these identify themselves as Arab or Palestinian by nationality and Israeli by citizenship. Many have
family ties to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Negev Bedouins tend to
identify more as Israelis than other Arab citizens of Israel.
Note: This does not include the West Bank or Gaza.
Outside of the Bedouin population, traditionally settled communities of Muslim Arabs comprise about 70% of the Arab population in Israel.
So, take out the Christian Arabs and non/other religious Arabs and you have 70% of Israeli Arabs are Muslim
A little math: 0.7 x 1573000 = 1,101,100 Muslim Israeli citizens
Versus 8,756 Jews living in Iran. Over 125x as many Muslims in Israel than Jews in Iran... Food for thought.
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