“Israel’s average Jewish birth rate has risen while the average Muslim birth rate has fallen, closing the gap between the two sectors”

Ahead of Jewish New Year, Israel’s population stands at 8.585 million
by Lidar Grave-Lazi
September 27, 2016

As Israel prepares to ring in the Jewish New Year, the Central Bureau of Statistics released a report on Tuesday estimating its population on the eve of Rosh Hashana at 8.585 million. According to the annual report, there are 6.419 million Jewish residents – 74.8 percent of the total population – and the Arab Israeli population stands at 1.786 million, or 20.8% of the country’s inhabitants. The additional 4.4%, approximately 380,000 people, are non-Arab Christians or people of other religions, as well as those with no religious affiliation categorized as “other.” READ MORE

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