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Monday, December 31, 2018

More than 6.6 million Jews living in Israel on eve of 2019,


Israel’s population neared nine million on the eve of the new year, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics reported Monday.

A total of approximately 8,972,000 people lived in Israel as of December 31st, according to the CBS’ estimates.

Of those nearly 9 million people, roughly 74.3%, or 6,668,000, are Jews. 

Approximately 1.88 million, or 20.9% of the population, are Arabs, while 426,000 (4.8% of the total) are neither Jewish nor Arab, and are classified as “Others”. 

A large portion of this third category are non-Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who moved to Israel under the Right of Return after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

According to the CBS report Monday, Israel’s population grew by two percent during 2018. Of the total population growth in 2018, 81% was the result of natural growth (the number of live births minus the number of deaths), while 19% was the result of net positive migration to Israel.

A total of 28,000 new immigrants moved to Israel during 2018, while 185,000 children were born. 

In addition, 12,000 returning citizens moved back to Israel in 2018.

Of the 185,000 live births in 2018, 74.4% were to Jewish mothers, compared to 22.8% to Arab mothers. Only 2.8% of live births were to mothers in the “Others” category.

By comparison, 7,000 Israelis emigrated from Israel in 2018, and there were a total of 45,000 deaths recorded.


1 comment:

Jewish Agency said...

Let's count our blessings that old Failed Shmarya is a gurnisht because even before Pelosi had her Hispanic einfall, he was advocating for Israel to be overrun by at least half the Shvartzers in Africa because it's poshut "racism" to deny anyone looking to shnor from us and not just pose a threat to national security but to take over completely.

The mystery was solved after Rechnitz bought his website why Shmarya became so unhinged against Lubavitch when he found out the Rebbe didn't particularly care for Falashas or consider them Jewish. Shmarya's sister is either married to a Black guy or adopted kids with Black type names.