Israel’s population to rise to 10 million in a decade

Click photo to download. Caption: Tel Aviv crowd. Israel's population surpassed 8 million in 2012. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

( More than 8 million people now reside in Israel, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics. By 2025, the number of residents is expected to rise to 10 million.

In 2012 alone, Israel’s population grew by 145,000, Israel National News reported.

More than 75 percent of the country’s residents are Jews, or 6 million, equal to the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust. About 20 percent of the population are Israeli Arabs, and 4.2 percent are non-Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Posted on February 13, 2013 .