Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:22 AM
Paul E Ester (952 posts)
Israel at 65: Population tops 8 million
Source: Times of Israel
Israel’s population at its 65th Independence Day stands at 8,018,000 people, three-fourths of whom are Jewish, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday.
The annual census revealed that the population grew by 137,000 citizens, or 1.8 percent, since the 2012 report.
This year marks the first time the Jewish population tops the iconic 6 million number, at 6.04 million. The Jewish residents of Israel make up 75.3% of the population. There are approximately 1.6 million Israeli Arabs (20.7%). Members of other religions, including non-Arab Christians, make up 4% of the population, or 318,000.
“Six million Jews perished in the … Holocaust.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at last week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. “Today, for the first time since the establishment of the State, more than six million Jews live in the State of Israel. You, the citizens of Israel, are the testament to our victory. From the abyss of the Holocaust, we climbed to the peak of Zion. From a deep pit, we rose to a pinnacle. “
Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-at-65-population-tops-8-million/
Upon its establishment in 1948, Israel’s population totaled 806,000.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:12 AM
AtheistCrusader (29,754 posts)
2. That doesn't make mathematical sense...
Pit to pinnacle? Given a lot of those people in Israel immigrated into Israel, and were not born there, this doesn't really offset the murdered ones in Germany, and even if it did, wouldn't it be 'ground floor' and not a 'pinnacle'?
I'm so confused.