JERUSALEM (Sep. 7)
One the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population was estimated at 4,110,000. the Central Bureau of Statistics reported. Of the total population, 3,407,000 are Jews (82.9 percent) and 703,000 are non-Jews.
In the past year Israel’s population increased by 78,000 people, a growth of 1.8 percent, compared to 1.6 percent in the previous year. Of the 78,000 people, 57,000 were Jews, an increase of 1.6 percent compared to 1.4 percent in the previous year.
The non-Jewish population increased by 21,000 or 2.8 percent compared to a 2.6 percent increase last year. The number of immigrants was 15,000, an increase of 15 percent over last year.