The Central Bureau of Population Statistics released interesting statistics about the population of Israeli citizens at the turn of 5776.
The Israeli population stands now at 8.412,000 of which 75% are Jews and 21% are Arabs.
Some 28,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel during the past year, a growth of 35% from the previous year. A fourth of them came from the Ukraine, a fourth came from France, and a fifth from Russia. Only about 10% came from the U.S.
161,081 children were born during this past year, and there were 40,636 deaths.