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Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem.

1.  Islam in Israel and Palestinian territories
Islam in Israel and Palestinian territories includes the Muslims of Israel, where they constitute 16% of the population, those who comprise 75% of the population of the West Bank, and those who comprise 99% of the population of the Gaza Strip. Jerusalem is Islam's third holiest city after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.


2. Situation of Arab population within
Sheikh Raid Salah has outlined the situation of the Palestinians living in Israel, saying that their land possessions have been reduced 16-fold. According to him, this means that they now own only 3.5 percent of the land. He said even their population has increased six-fold, adding that prior to 1948 they numbered 160,000, whereas now they account for around a million.



3. Israel's Islamic Movement: Filling the vacuum, aiming for a caliphate  [Aug. 3, 2008 brenda gazzar , THE JERUSALEM POST]
It wasn't just sermons and prayers that filled the gender-segregated soccer field in Kafr Kara on Friday night during the annual summit of the southern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.

Thousands of devotees gathered from around the country to commemorate Muhammad's journey to "the farthest mosque" and his ascension to the heavens on a winged steed, but politics also hung heavily in the air. Children waved green Islamic flags, young women in hijabs sold large maps of "Palestine before the Nakba," the "catastrophe" of 1948, and sheikhs and politicians spoke of the need to support their Palestinian brothers in the territories, defend the Aksa Mosque and fight for equal rights as Arab citizens of Israel.


4. Israel's Real Threat Is Demography, Not Damascus
[By: Joe Murray , The Bulletin, 05/14/2007]
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster," quipped famed Russian writer Isaac Asimov. And with the latest population surveys being released across the globe, it is clear that the peoples of the West better start typing faster.The West - its people, its culture, its history, and yes, even its faith, is dying. Diagnosed with a secular tumor that feeds off of a selfish, if not perverse, sense of hedonism, the civilization that has bestowed to the world all of its greatest advancements is preparing to take out its obituary.


5. Isreal CIA FactBook
Jewish 76.4% (of which Israel-born 67.1%, Europe/America-born 22.6%, Africa-born 5.9%, Asia-born 4.2%), non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004)
Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
Jewish 75.6%, Muslim 16.9%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.7%, other 3.8% (2008)
7,590,758 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97
note: approximately 311,100 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank (2010); approximately 18,100 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2010); approximately 186,929 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2010)