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  • Israel’s soaring population: Promised Land running out of room?

    September 25, 2015 | 1:43 pm

    Israel's birth rate, the highest in the developed world and once seen as a survival tactic in a hostile region, could be its undoing unless measures are taken to reverse the trend.

    The average Israeli woman has three babies in her lifetime, nearly double the fertility rate for...

  • Israel’s population grows to 8.2 million

    May 1, 2014 | 2:05 pm

    Israel’s population increased to nearly 8.2 million, according to figures released just ahead of Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut.

    The population grew by 2 percent, about 157,000 people, according to the report released Thursday by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

    Jews make up 75 percent of the population, or 6.135 million people. Arabs are 20.7 percent, or 1.694 million people.

    About 178,000 babies were born in the last year and about 42,000 deaths were reported. In addition, some 24,000 people moved to Israel in the last year.

  • Married, but not in Israel

    September 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Located in the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus feels very familiar to Israelis, due to its warm climate, arid stretches of mountainous land filled with olive trees and beautiful beaches.

    Not a bad place for a wedding, right?

    Every year, according to Israel’s Central...

  • One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, report says

    October 18, 2012 | 9:21 am

    One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, a new Israeli government report shows.

    The Central Bureau of Statistics report issued Wednesday shows that some 31 percent of Israelis were at risk of poverty in 2010, compared to 27 percent 12 years ago. Some 16 percent of European...

  • Israeli economy surprises with pace of growth

    August 17, 2010 | 11:04 am

    Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years.

    Exports and consumer spending increased, helping to sending up growth in the second quarter by an annualized 4.7 percent, Bloomberg reported.

    The expansion rate rose from a revised 3.6...