Rosh Hashana honey.
(photo credit: Karen Cohen)
As Israel heads into the holiday season, an annual report by the Central Bureau
of Statistics has estimated its population at 8.081 million.
the report released on Monday, the Jewish population in the country represents
about 6.066 million people – 75.1 percent of the total population – and the Arab
population represents 20.7%, the equivalent of some 1.670 million of Israel’s
The remaining 4.2% – approximately 345,000 people – are
non-Arab Christians as well as people of other religions and those with no
The CBS figures also showed that in the past year
about 163,000 babies were born in Israel. The most common baby names were Noa,
Shira, Tamar, Talia, and Yael for girls. The most popular of the boy names were
Itai, Daniel, Ori, Yosef, and Noam.
Forty-thousand deaths were
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