There are 2 million less Jews today than there were before World War II, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.
2016 figures indicate a Jewish population of 14.511 million, two million less than the 16.6 million prior to World War II. As the Jewish population increased 26% since 1945, the world population jumped threefold to 7.5 billion.
Israel is now home to over 6.4 million Jews, the largest Jewish population in the world. The U.S. follows with 5.7 million, while France and Canada have 456,000 and 390,000, Jews respectively.
Britain is home to 290,000 Jews, Argentina to 181,000, Russia to 176,000, Germany to 117,000 and Australia to 113,000.