Israel’s Jewish Population Passes 6 Million

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israelIsrael’s population reached eight million over Pesach, Yediot Achronot reported Thursday, with six million Jews, 1.6 million Arabs, and 350,000 non-Arab Christians and others, mostly relatives of immigrants from the former USSR.

There are 5.5 million Jews in the U.S., 500,000 in France, 380,000 in Canada, and 290,000 in Britain. “In the world today there are 13,800,000 Jews,” said Professor Sergio Della Pergola, an expert on Jewish demography from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who collected the data.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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