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April 22, 2015 10:57 am

At 67th Birthday, Israel’s Population Stands at 8.345 Million

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Fireworks in Tel Aviv for Israel's Independence Day. Jewish residents in Israel number 6,251,000. Photo: Oren Peles via Wikimedia Commons. – Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics published new figures ahead of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) showing that the country’s population stands at 8,345,000, about 10.4 times greater than the population of 806,000 when the Jewish state was founded in 1948.

Jewish residents number 6,251,000, comprising 74.9 percent of the population. The Arab population, which stands at 1,730,000, represents 20.7 percent of the general public. Non-Arab Christians, members of other religions, and new immigrants—who according to the population registry are not part of any religious group—comprise 364,000 people (4.4 percent).

Israel’s population grew by 162,000—2 percent—since last year’s Independence Day. A record 176,000 babies were born during that period, and 44,000 residents died. Some 32,000 people made aliyah since the last Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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  • That’s an old saw The Jewish population of Israel is rising faster than the arabs

    That’s an old saw The Jewish population of Israel is rising faster than the arabs who keep moving to Jordan and Syria anyway

  • Elisheva

    It is time long due for the state of Israel to define itself as the Jewish state, which means that only Jews can be – by definition – citizens of the state of Israel.
    With the Arab baby boom (financed by our Bituach Leumi), the population of Israel will grow, but it will stop being Jewish. Unless… unless Jews still living in other countries decide to return to their one and only country. Israel.



    There are more than 23 million Jews and those with Law of Return ancestry in addition to Conversos, Israelites numbering in the 100s of millions, and kindred Hebrew peoples like Amhara and Kurds. Israel needs all the space and power it can get.