Menu JTA Search

Independence Day Statistics

Israel’s population on her 30th anniversary was 3,676,000 people, 3,095,000 of them Jews. When the State was founded May 14, 1948 the number of Jews in Israel was 650,000 compared to 150,000 non-Jews. Of the 2,445,000 Jews that were added to the population since 1948, some 1.3 million came on aliya, and the rest are sabras. Close to 500,000 have emigrated from Israel, the majority of them to the U.S., where it is believed there are now some 400,000 Israelis.