Israel’s population tops 8,000,000

September 3, 2013 Agencies
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As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the Israeli Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority on Monday issued its annual report containing the most recent population data for the Jewish state.

Israel_dark_blue_border.svgAccording to the report, the population of Israel currently stands at 8,081,000 people. In 1948, when Israel was established, the population was 806,000. Since then, the population of Israel has increased tenfold. The Jewish population of the state has increased ninefold since the establishment of Israel.

Some 160,749 babies were born in the passing year, with the most popular names for them being Itay, Daniel, Uri, Yosef and Noam for boys, and Noa, Shira, Tamar, Talia and Yael for girls.

The report further indicated that 127,052 Israelis got married in the passing year, while 29,616—about 15,000 couples—divorced.

During the course of the past year, Israel welcomed 17,484 new immigrants.


2 Responses to “Israel’s population tops 8,000,000”
  1. Liat Nagar says:

    Better, not Bigger: Jews have a little catching up to do with their population growth.


    This unsustainable population growth is bad news. In a finite world, more people means fewer resources per person. #water #oil #food #land

    Population growth is now the underlying issue linked to all of the Middle East’s and the world’s major problems. Religion, ethnicity, etc usually only comes into it when resources get scarce due to overpopulation, and people retreat into “us” and “them”.

    We should acknowledge that overpopulation drives the resource scarcity behind most current conflicts and forced migration (refugees). By stabilising their populations through voluntary family planning and empowerment of women, nations protect their food, water and energy security, and free up investment to build prosperity and develop.

    All people should be able to live in peace and harmony in their homeland. This will not be possible unless we tackle ‘the everything issue’ – population.

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