cijfers die het Israëlische CBS heeft vrijgegeven:
• At the end of 2010, the Muslim population in Israel was estimated at 1.321 million (almost 17.2% of the total population of Israel), an increase of about 35 thousand people compared to the end of 2009.
• The city with the largest Muslim population was Jerusalem with 272,000 people, 20.6% of the total Muslim population in Israel. The next largest concentration was in Rahat in southern Israel, with 53 thousand Muslims, then Nazareth, with 50,500 and Umm al-Fahm (near Haifa) with 47,300 Muslims.
• In 2010, the fertility rate (the average number of children a woman is expected to give birth to over her lifetime) in the Israeli Muslim population was 3.8 children per woman, down from 4.7 children in 2000.
• The percentage of Muslims aged 15 years and older in the civilian labor force in 2010 was 39.9% (60.3 % of the males and 19.2% of the females), compared to 60.6% among the Jewish population (which has a far higher rate of working women - 58.8%). The unemployment rate among Muslims was 9.2% compared to 6.5% among the Jews.
• 40% of the employed Muslim women work in education.
• In the 2010-2011 school year, 20,972 Muslim students studied at higher educational institutions in Israel.
• Almost a quarter (23.7%) of the students at academic teachers' colleges were Muslims.
• Monthly household consumption expenditures among Muslims totaled NIS11,527 ($3,087) compared to NIS13,997 ($3,749) in the Jewish sector.
• Muslim households expended a higher percentage of their monthly budget on food (23.9%) than Jewish households (15.3%).
• Expenditures for education, culture and entertainment were more than twice as high in Jewish households (NIS1,878 - $503) as in Muslim households (NIS901 - $241).
• Most of the Muslim population aged 20 and older are satisfied with their lives - 42% are "very satisfied" (compared to 35% of the Jewish population) and 45% are "satisfied".
Niet slecht voor een land dat wordt beschuldigd van "apartheid" maar in realiteit toleranter is dan de meeste Europese landen.