Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) revealed Israel’s Jewish population now tops 7 million, representing a tenfold increase from the outset of the state in 1948 when the Jewish population numbered about 670,000.
According to reports, the current population of Israel stands at 9,506,000, with 7.02 million Jews accounting for 73.9 percent of the population, 2 million Arabs representing 21% of the population, and 478,000 other groups amounting to 5% of the population. 79% of Israelis were born in the country.
Sources said since last year’s Independence Day, 191,000 babies were born, 55,000 people died, and 38,000 people immigrated to the country.
The data also shows that 76% of the births were Jewish, as Jewish fertility rates topped Arab fertility rates in 2021 for the third straight year.
Moreover, the CBS data further shows that 50% of the immigrants are from Ukraine, Russia, and surrounding areas, with a large number arriving in the last few months in the wake of the Ukraine war.
The other immigrants came from the United States, France, Belarus, Argentina, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Canada, among other countries.