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Life Expectancy of Israelis Higher

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.