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  11/7/2012, Cheshvan 22, 5773

Israel On Target to Pass 6 Million

Israel’s Jewish population continues to head toward the six million mark, Maariv/nrg reports. The Jewish population numbers roughly 5,996,500, up from 5,978,600 in September and just 3,500 shy of the symbolic six million mark.

The number of those born in Israel has more than doubled since the state was created: an estimated 73% of Israeli Jews were born in Israel, compared to just 35% in 1948.