JBuzz News March 28, 2013: Israel’s Jewish population passes 6 million mark

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Israel’s Jewish population passes 6 million mark

Israel becomes world’s largest Jewish center, with six million Jews; United States in second place, France third. ‘World’s Jews on decline,’ expert says

Source: Ynetnews, 3-28-13

Israel’s population has crossed the eight million threshold over Passover, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Thursday. With six million Jews, Israel has become the world’s largest Jewish center.

The remainder of the population is comprised of 1.6 million Arabs, 350,000 non-Arab Christians and others, mostly olim or relatives of olim from the former USSR, whose religion is not listed in the Interior Ministry‘s census.

At the start of 2012, Israel was home to 7.836 million people, after a growth of 1.8% from 2011….READ MORE

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