Israel’s Population on Eve of Rosh Hashanah: 8.7 Million

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, Israel’s population stands at 8,743,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported, according to Ofer Aderet of Ha’aretz. 

6,523,000 are Jews (74.6%) and 1,824,000 are Arab (20.9%). The remaining 396,000 (4.5%) are non-Arab Christians and members of other religions or with no listed religion. About 25,000 new immigrants arrived during the year.
{ Israel News Bureau}


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