The Jewish population of Israel grew ,mostly through Aliyah, by 1.3 percent last year. The Arab population grew by 3.4 percent , wholly through natural increase. The very large share of the Muslim population of Israel considers itself to be Palestinian. Therefore any future ' drawing of borders' should draw them in such a way as to have a maximum of Jews on one side, and a maximum of Arabs on the other. This would enable those Arabs who feel discriminated against in Israel to feel themselves full participants in the Palestinian Arab state across the line.
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