After the creation of Israel, about 150,000 Arabs were left within the country, most of them Muslims. At the time, they were about 15% of the population and today they are about 20%. The government decided to impose a military government over the Arab villages until 1966 because the Arabs were perceived as enemies, as they had fought against the Jews during the war of independence; a totally logical situation at the time. As a result of this new reality, between 1948 and 1967 the every-day ties with the Palestinians were lost, beyond the Green Line. Israelis like to call them Arab-Israelis, though, at present, many of them refer to be called Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. Most of them live in the north, around the previously Christian city of Nazareth (an economic center). Most of the population of Nazareth is Arab- Muslim and they usually harass their Arab-Christian co-inhabitants. They live in cities considered as “mixed”, with Arabs and Jews, such as Haifa, Jaffa or Akko, the three on the Mediterranean Sea. Near eastern Jerusalem, there are about 200,000 Palestinians, an area previously in Jordanian hands up to 1967. After the War of 1967, they were offered citizenship but rejected it almost totally. Since then, they have permits to work and enter Israel and they can vote in municipal elections, but not for Parliament. They are permanent residents. Parts of these neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem are indirectly controlled by the Palestinian Authority. At present (2019), there seems to be a tendency towards integrating the Arab-Israeli minority (especially Christians). A survey developed among Arab- Israelis by the Israel Democracy Institute (2007) showed that 75% of the population supported the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State that guarantees equal rights to minorities.