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Some Population Stats on Israel’s Independence Day

On Monday night and Tuesday, Independence Day is observed in Israel, a legal holiday, with all government institutions closed. As is customary, the Central Bureau of statistics releases some population facts and figures on the day.

The number of residents in the country stands at 7,587,000, 137,000 more than last Independence Day. Of the total number, 5,767,000 are listed as Jews (75.5%) and 1,548,000 Arabs (20.4%). 159,000 babies were born since last year.

16,000 new immigrants arrived and 9,000 people were classified as being reunited with families. In all, the population grew by 1.8%. 

37,000 people died since last Independence Day and the number of Israelis listed as “tzabarim” (native born) stands at 70%.

The “others”, comprising children born to foreign nationals and other listed as “non-Jews” number 313,000 (4.1%).

When the state was declared on 5 Iyar in 1948, the population was recorded at 806,000. At that time, only one city boasted a population of over 100,000, Tel Aviv – Jaffa. Today, 14 cities can make this claim. Included in the group are six cities with over 200,000 residents, which are Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Rishon L’Tzion, Ashdod and Petach Tikvah.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

3 Responses

  1. That is a lot of arabs 🙁 I think R’ Kahane had it right when he said that the arabs know the power is not with guns and wars but in children (numbers). Unfortunately as the majority of Israelis stick to the classic 1.2 children, the arabs pump them out by the dozen. We have to catch up. So many were holy neshamas were lost. Jewish children are a blessing. Hashem help us.

  2. A recent survey poll showed that up to 25% of Israelis would leave Israel should they be attacked by Iran. Some Israeli politicians, assuming that the leftists would be the first ones to leave, decided that voting should be allowed outside of the country. So, Here’s my suggestion: All non-Israeli frum Jews should become dual citizens and then vote in absentia (just like the leftists). This way, frum people could vote in the government they choose and never leave their chutz laaretz abodes to do so.

  3. Attention #2. There is another option. These otherwise religious Jews could be mekayem the mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael.

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