Israel’s population rose in 2001 by its slowest rate since the 1980s. The slowdown to a 2.1 percent growth is attributed to a drop in new immigrants coming to Israel. There are 6.5 million people living in Israel, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
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