I assume that the point of mentioning either figure is to say “Wow, 20% (or 25%) is a lot of people and a big percentage!”
Why give so much credence to figures that have to be based on Zionist Israeli government calculations and definitions?
First of all, look at the real maps of Israel. “Israel” is whatever the Israeli government wants it to be whenever it wants it. It is an amorphous “idea” or “notion” that changes according to the movements of illegal settlers. We are probably talking about a “map” of “Israel” that more closely resembles the worst sort of Republican gerrymandered map carefully engineered to excise certain populations.
Second, what is the actual national identity of those “Jewish Israelis”? Are they actually Americans who like to use Israel as their go-to place for fun racial-supremacy vacations?
Thirdly, are they actually even living in “Israel” no matter how you define “Israel”? Do they live in the States? Or the U.K.? Etc.?
Fourthly, so maybe they live in “Israel.” Are they actually Jewish believers? If they’re not Jewish believers following magical cult beliefs, than they are just as non-Jewish in any reasonable sense as any Muslim and should not count as “Jewish” in population counts. If you count them, then Zionism is just based, as it in fact is, on an ethnicity and not on any other sort of magical rights.
Fifthly, the majority of “Israel,” the West Bank, and Gaza has probably never been anything less than majority Palestinian / Arab / Bedouin.
Israel can play whatever games it likes with the statistics and the numbers, but if we buy into it we’re just playing their game.
If Israel were actually majority Jewish the degradation and mistreatment would not be as vicious as it is. It is as vicious as it is because they are working to keep down the MAJORITY of the population, just like slaveowners on plantations in the antebellum South.
This is why Republicans don’t want real census-taking. This is why the Zionist Israel government offers us their basically made-up or fudged statistics to define things their way. Because what is needed is fair and impartial observers going from house to house, building to building in the entirety of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and just seeing who is *actually* *there*.