CBS: Israel's population slightly over 7,000,000

As 2006 draws to a close, Israel's population stands at 7,100,00, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. Slightly over three-quarters (76 percent) of the population is Jewish; 20% are Arabs, and the remaining percentage is made up of various ethnicities. In 2006, 19,900 new immigrants arrived in Israel, Army Radio reported.