World Jewish population grew in ’07


The world Jewish population in 2007 rose to 13.2 million, according to a Jerusalem-based think tank.


The figure is 200,000 more than in 2006, said a report released Sunday by the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute.


In addition, the number of Jews living outside of Israel dropped by 100,000, and Israel’s Jewish population grew by 300,000, making it home to 41 percent of world Jewry.


The 92-page report, which can be found at, also discusses world reaction to the Second Lebanon War and tiers in Diaspora Jewry.


The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute was established by The Jewish Agency for Israel in 2002 as an independent, nonprofit organization. The institute examines the challenges, threats and opportunities facing the Jewish people, and engages in strategic policy planning for the long term.

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