Israel’s Jewish percentage dropping; “In 1948, the Jewish percentage of the population stood at 82.1%, while today it stands at only 73.9%”

JERUSALEM POST
Jewish population at lowest percentage since founding of Israel
by Moshe Cohen
April 12, 2021

The proportion of Jews in Israel’s population fell below the threshold of 74% for the first time this year, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published on Monday in honor of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day has revealed. The report shows that close to the establishment of the state in 1948, the Jewish percentage of the population stood at 82.1%, while today it stands at only 73.9%. On Israel’s 70th Independence Day, the rate of Jews was 74.5%, a decrease of more than half a percent in just three years. Additional data reveals that on the eve of this Independence Day, the population of Israel is about 9.327 million. Segmentation shows that about 6.984 million are Jews (73.9%) and about 1.966 million are Arabs (21.1%), including Muslims, Arab Christians and Druze. READ MORE

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