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16 December 2019 - 18 Kislev 5780 - י"ח כסלו ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Israel’s population tops 9 million E-mail

Israel’s population reached 9,092,000 people on the eve of the Jewish new year of 5780, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

According to the CBS, the population of Israel is forecasted to reach 10 million at the end of 2024, 15 million at the end of 2048, and 20 million in 2065.

Since Rosh Hashanah last year, the population has grown by 184,000. Population growth in 5779 was 2.1%, similar to that of recent years.

Presently, Israel is home to around 6.7 million Jews (74.2% of the population) and 1.9 million Arabs (21%). The remainder, 441,000 people (4.8%), are non-Arab Christians belong to other religions.

Data pertaining to the number of Jews globally was also released, with the global population soaring to 14.8 from 14.7 million a year ago. Israel is the country with the largest number of Jews, 6.7 million, with 8.1 million others living outside of the Jewish state.

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