JERUSALEM (Sep. 28)
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the population figure for Israel stands at 4,530,000 Israelis, with 81.6 percent of the population being Jewish, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.
In addition, some 17 thousand immigrants came to Israel this year, an increase of 30 percent compared to last year.
And for the first time in the history of the state, the number of births was higher than 100,000.
The population figure for 5749 showed an increase of 1.6 percent in the past year.