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        12/30/2013, Tevet 27, 5774

      Israeli Population in 2013 over 8.1 million


      Israel Today reports Israel's population grew in 2013 by 1.8 percent, or 147,000 people, bringing the country's total population to 8.1 million, according to data from the Jewish Agency and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry.

      Some 19,200 Jews moved to Israel from other countries. Israel Today notes the most significant rise was in the number of immigrants from France, with 3,120 French Jews moving to Israel in 2013, a 63% jump from the previous year (1,916). The largest group of immigrants, 7,520, came from the former Soviet Union. Some 2,680 immigrants came from the United States.