JERUSALEM (Dec. 8)
A report on the world Jewish population in the December 2 Daily News Bulletin inadvertently dropped a key word when it stated that the number of Jews by the end of 1985 was down to 9.5 million. The report should have clearly stated that the 9.5 million figure related only to diaspora Jewry. There are some 3.5 Jews in Israel. The total, therefore, for world Jewry is some 13 million.
The report on world Jewry was prepared by a committee on demographics appointed by the World Zionist Organization Executive. The committee was appointed two months ago and submitted its report last week. The committee comprised several WZO Executive members, Hebrew University scholars, representatives of the government’s Center for Demography, the World Jewish Congress, and the American Jewish Committee.