On eve of Jewish New Year, Israel’s population hits 8.4 million

On the eve of the Jewish New Year there were 8.412 million people living in Israel, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported on Tuesday.

Since last New Year Israel’s population grew by 158,000, a 1.9% increase.

Jews made up 6.3 million of the population (74.9%); there were 1.746 million Arabs (20.7%) and 366,000 thousand other residents (4.4%). 

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/On-eve-of-Jewish-New-Year-Israels-population-hits-84-million-415579

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