75% of Israel's residents are Jewish

Keren Hayesod (www.kh-uia.org.il) has published the latest stats on Israel's population:

On the eve of 2008, Israel population reached 7.241 million residents. Of this figure, 75.6 percent are Jewish (5.472 million), 20% are Arab (1.449 million) and 4.4% (320,000) are ‘others’ — immigrants who are not registered as Jews in the Interior Ministry, non-Arab Christians and residents without religious classification.

During 2007, Israel's population increased by 1.7%, just one decimal point less than the population increase noted at the end of 2006. Also, 18,000 immigrants arrived in 2007, and 149,400 babies were born.

Overall, 124,000 residents were added to the country's population during the year. Eighty-eight percent of this figure were a result of natural growth (births minus deaths), and the remaining 12% from the immigration factor - the gap between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants.

I copy the full article below.





Israel turns 60: Latest Population Figures
Keren Hayesod, May 15th 2008, Link

On the eve of 2008, Israel population reached 7.241 million residents. Of this figure, 75.6 percent are Jewish (5.472 million), 20% are Arab (1.449 million) and 4.4% (320,000) are ‘others’ — immigrants who are not registered as Jews in the Interior Ministry, non-Arab Christians and residents without religious classification.

During 2007, Israel's population increased by 1.7%, just one decimal point less than the population increase noted at the end of 2006. Also, 18,000 immigrants arrived in 2007, and 149,400 babies were born.

Overall, 124,000 residents were added to the country's population during the year. Eighty-eight percent of this figure were a result of natural growth (births minus deaths), and the remaining 12% from the immigration factor - the gap between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants.

On its 59th Independence Day, April 24, 2007, the State of Israel's population stood at approximately 7,150,000 inhabitant, which grew by 121,000 since 2006, a rate of 1.8 percent. Since 2003, the growth rate has remained relatively stable. The majority (88 percent) of the increase was due to natural births. There were 148,000 births recorded in Israel in 2006. During that same period, 18,400 new immigrants made aliyah to Israel, accounting for the rest of the growth (12 percent) in Israel's population.

The majority of Israelis (92%) live in urban communities. One-quarter of the Israeli population lives either in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa Rishon Letzion. Jerusalem is the largest city, with 719,900 residents. Most of Israel's population is concentrated in the center of the country around Tel Aviv, which has a population of 378,900.

Among Israel's 14 largest cities is Rishon Letzion, founded in the 1880s, which has grown from 11,000 residents in 1948 to 219,500 in 2007. Its neighbor to the south, Rehovot, also a veteran town, has grown from 12,500 residents in 1948 to 100,300 in 2003. >Ashkelon and Ashdod were founded in 1948 and 1955 respectively as cities on the periphery of the populous center of the country. In 2003, Ashkelon's population was 104,700 and in 2007, Ashdod's is 200,600.

Be'er Sheva, "capital of the Negev" and the largest city in the south, had 183,200 residents in 2003. The third largest city in the country, and the largest city in the north, is Haifa, with 267,000 people.

Of the country's Jewish and non-Arab population , 65 percent were born in Israel. In 1948, only 35 percent of Jews were born in the country.

The Jews and non-Arabs who were not born in Israel number 1,930,000; those who came from the former Soviet Union comprise the largest foreign-born group in Israel. In addition to the 950,000 that came from the former USSR, 157,000 people living in Israel were born in Morocco, 110,000 are from Romania, and 77,000 are originally North American, 70,000 from Iraq, 70,000 from Ethiopia and 64,000 from Poland. Three million people have immigrated to Israel since 1948, more than one million of them since 1990.

 

 

Year of Jewish settlement

Number of Residents in 1948

(8 November 1948)

Number of residents in 2003

Haifa

Veteran

98,600

270,500

Jerusalem

Veteran

84,000

705,000

Petah Tikva

1878

21,900

174,300

Zikhron Ya'akov

1882

1,900

15,000

Rosh Pina

1882

350

2,300

Rishon LeZiyyon

1882

11,100

217,500

Mazkeret Batya

1883

400

7,600

Nes Ziyyona

1883

2,300

26,500

Gedera

1884

1,000

12,600

Hadera

1890

11,800

75,000

Rehovot

1890

12,500

100,300

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

1909

248,500

371,000

Ramat Gan

1921

17,200

126,800

Bene Beraq

1924

9,300

139,700

Bat Yam

1926

2,300

133,900

Netanya

1929

11,600

164,800

Holon

1933

9,600

165,800

Ashkelon

1948

-

104,700

Beersheva

1948

-

183,200

Ashdod

1955

-

192,200


 
 
 
 

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Yes I proud to be an israeli resident, My name is Eli Sahato and I am 16 years old, I am live in a Haifa town in Israel near the Main hotels, It excellent if it be a renovations in my town, all the residents of the this town wants it, Today this town need many renovations but where the money of the people for this renovations? we are need it fast and in a good situation for all the residents and for this statics you right people it's our history of our best country. I am never not want to live in England or in United States or in France, United States is the country of many criminals and gangs of murders and robs, My country the best. Yours, Eli.

Posted by: Eli sahato at November 9, 2008 01:19 PM


I am an American physician.
I have recently discovered
that the Spanish-Yiddish
speak refugees from Spain
to Palestine in 1492, who
established the State of
Israel in 1948, carried the gene mutation for "Waarden-burg's Syndrome & Psoriatic Arthritis"(WS-PA) back with
them. WS-PA causes fracture
level spine-joint pain, and
also vertigo by 30 which are
frequently disabling. WS-PA
is a "TANDEM" syndrome that
can be detected by one lab
test, the HLA-DR4, which is
a generic designation for a
gene locus with 22 alleles
on Chromosome 6. I estimate
108,750 Israelis have WS-PA; most of whom are undiagnosed and untreated.
About 1,009,916 Americans
(ethnic Spanish,Irish,Dutch & Jewish) carry the WS-PA gene
mutation as well.

ALL THESE DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS
NEED TO BE SCREENED FOR WS-PA
BY A BLOOD TEST FOR HLA-DR4.

Cordially,

Frank Joseph Brown
252 Payne Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830



Posted by: Frank Joseph Brown at January 11, 2009 08:49 PM


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