Israel Celebrates 69 Years of Independence

According to an annual report from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel’s population is 8.68 million, roughly 10 times its population upon the founding of the Jewish state in 1948. The Jewish population of Israel is 6.484 million residents, representing 74.7% percent of the total population, with the Arab population of 1.808 million representing 20.8% of the country’s citizens.