Divorce Rate in Israel Drops for First Time
The number of Israeli couples divorcing dropped for the first time in 2017, according to new data published by the Chief Rabbinate on Thursday.
A total of 10,674 Israeli couples divorced in 2017, down slightly from 10,825 the previous year.
There was a 7% decrease in the divorce rate in Tel Aviv, while in Jerusalem there was a 9% rise. The Israeli capital was the city with the most divorces in the country last year — 788.
The city with the fastest growing divorce rate was ultra-Orthodox Beitar Illit, which saw a 61% jump.