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        12/29/2013, Tevet 26, 5774

      Israel's Population Tops 8 Million

      Israel's population is more than eight million, according to figures released on Sunday by the Central Bureau of Statistics, ahead of the end of 2013.

      Three-quarters of the residents are Jews, with Arabs accounting for 20 percent of the population.  There were 175,000 births and about 16,000 new immigrants. The Jewish Agency put the immigration figure at more than 19,000.