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March 28, 2012 9:34 am

Bureau of Statistics: Orthodox Population in Israel May Grow by 686% by 2059

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Ynet – A Central Bureau of Statistics forecast predicts that haredim and Arabs will outnumber the secular population in Israel in 47 years. Israel’s population is slated to grow to 15.6 million.

The CBS predicted that 2019 will see 5.84 million non-haredi Jews living in Israel, compared with 5.27 million in 2009. The number is expected to grow to anywhere between 6.09 million and 9.95 million by 2059. This marks a 16%-89% increase compared with today’s figures.

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