Israel’s population grew by 2.2 percent during the past year. According to statistics released on the eve of Israel’s 55th Independence Day, the country’s population stands at 6.7 million people. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the 5.4 million Jews in Israel constitute 81 percent of the population.
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