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Israel Welcomes 2016 With 8,462,000 Citizens

Israel said goodbye to 2015 and ushered in 2016 with 8,462,000 citizens, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released on Thursday show. Between the Jewish new year in mid-September and the Gregorian new year, some 68,000 new Israelis joined the fold.

According to the CBS, 75 percent of Israelis (6,335,000) are Jewish, 21 percent (1,757,000) are Arab, and an additional four percent are considered “others” (Christians who are not Arab or people who don’t have a religious classification).

According to CBS estimates, by 2025, Israel would have 9.8 million citizens, and by 2035 the numbers should reach 11.4 million.

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