Population on Eve of New Year: 6.955M

On the eve of the Jewish New Year 5766, the State of Israel’s population stands at 6.955 million. Israel’s Jewish population is 5.3 million; the Arab population is 1.4 million (20%), and there are 299,000 persons classified as “other,” for the most part, new immigrants and their families. There were 19,000 new immigrants in 5765, 46% from the former Soviet Union, 18% from Ethiopia, and 11% from France, Argentina, the U.S., and other countries.

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