Israel Celebrates 66 With 8,180,000 Israelis


yerushalayimIsrael will celebrate its 66th Independence Day with 8,180,000 citizens, according to an annual demographics report published today.

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that the Jewish population stood at 6,135,000 – or 75 percent of the population. The Arab population numbered at 1,694,000 (20.7 percent), while non-Arab Christians and other minorities made up 4.3 percent of the population at 351,000 citizens.

The Israeli population grew by 157,000 – about 2 percent – over the last year. During that period 178,000 babies were born in Israel and 42,000 people passed away. The number of people who made aliyah in the past year stood at nearly 24,000.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. “Israel Celebrates 66 With 8,180,000 Israelis” To me, that is nothing to be proud of and is very sad. To a secular, what’s the problem, but for a Jew, it says a lot. People ask me if I am an Israeli, and I adamantly say “NO” I am a Jew who lives in Eretz Yisroel. The State has taken our identity as Israeli (Bnai Yisroel) and has allowed another 2 million people to be called Israelis. Yes, those will say, that they are citizens, like any other country. That is the BIG MISTAKE, We are not just another country. Now there is internal fighting whether to call Israel a Jewish Nation State. SAD!!!!!