The growth rate would have been even higher were it not for the construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.
Israel continues to grow as a Jewish State, as a nation and as a people. In 2016, Israel's population grew by 167,000 people.
About 189 thousand babies were born in Israel in 5776, and an estimated 46 thousand passed away.
The government voted on issuing permits for hi-tech employment of foreign workers, and permits for spouses.
Israel approves birth certificates listing both mothers in cases where a family has two mommies.
A bill to enforce the law in planning and construction across all populations has just passed the government.
Only 22 countries around the globe have reached an average life expectancy greater than 80 years, so if one is planning to retire abroad, one should consider those countries most seriously.
During the year an estimated 176,700 babies were born, 74% Jewish, 23% Arab and 4.4% “other.”
On the eve of the Jewish new year, Israel's population has reached 8.4 million people.
The population of Israel two days before the end of the calendar year stands at 8.3 million, 170,000 more than at the end of...
Israel welcomed 24,801 new immigrants this past year. Another 6-8 million did not make it - yet.
Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.
Shamir’s blunder was even greater than Golda Meir’s in the Yom Kippur War.
On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5774, the population of the State of Israel stands at 8.081 million people.
Fr. Peter Vasko, President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL), heralded Pope Francis’ announcement that he may visit the Holy Land...
"If we deal with him one time, with violence, and show him what time it is, he will never disrespect our religion again ... For Muslims, you'd say it's good, but for non-Muslims, it's very, very bad."
A new paper at a Muslim Brotherhood-associated think tank has admitted that Israel is not the primary "threat" to Arab culture fingering Iran instead.
The average life expectancy in Israel is 81.7 years, fifth highest among OECD countries, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The annual report on...
When a civilization destroys its families, then it destroys itself.
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