On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5774, the population of the State of Israel stands at 8.081 million people according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
75.1% of the population is Jewish, at 6.066 million people. 20.7% are Arabs at 1.67 million people, and 4.2% or 345,000 people fall into the category of ‘Other’ (Non-Arab Christians, and other minority religions).
It is estimated that there are 1.66 million Arabs living in Judea and Samaria.
The Israeli population rose since last year by 142,000 people, or 1.8% similar to previous years.
163,000 babies were born in 5773, and 40,000 people died.
19,000 people immigrated to Israel.
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