Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

On Remembrance Day eve, Israel population passes 7.8m. mark

ByRUTH EGLASH
April 24, 2012 17:59

On the eve of its 64th Independence Day, Israel’s population has surpassed 7.8 million, a growth of 1.8% or an additional 137,000 new citizens since this time last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Published ahead of Yom Hatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), which begins Wednesday evening, Israel’s Jewish population makes up some 75.3 percent of the total population or 5,931,000 people, while the Arab population has reached 1,623,000 (20.6%) and those not identified with either group making up 4.1% of its citizens or 327,000 people.



Since Independence Day last year, 161,000 babies were born in the State of Israel while some 39,000 people passed away. Close to 19,500 new immigrants arrived in the Jewish country over the past year, while up to 8000 people left the country due to natural migration.

Read the full story here

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 28, 2017
Hungary PM says second border fence to keep out migrants finished

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 27
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 23
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 24
    Jerusalem
    16 - 23
    Haifa
  • 22 - 33
    Elat
    16 - 31
    Tiberias