It all seems to be confusing as well as misleading. I am no specialist in ethnicity but any idiot would understand that Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are not same ethnically (not to mention Africans and Chinese!!) Same applies to Arabs.. Filistines, Phoenicians, Assyriac and Egyptians for instance are not technically arabs.. By the way, Yemeni Jews should be Arab Jews (if you exclude Arab Jews who moved from Arabia to live around Jerusalem 1,300 years ago..
Defense Ministry says had no knowledge of alleged improper defense deals by Gal Hirsch (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli population stands at 7,695,000 at end of 2010