TEL AVIV (Nov. 16)
Israelis are living longer.
According to figures in the new statistical yearbook to be published shortly, there has been a two-year increase in the life expectancy of Jews in Israel during the past decade.
The rate for non-Jews rose more sharply, though it still lags slightly below Jewish life expectancy.
In 1986, Jewish males in Israel had a statistical life expectancy of 73.2 years and Israeli Jewish women of 76.8 yeas.
In the non-Jewish population, life expectancy for men was 72.2 years and 75 years for women.