Israel's Population at Just Over 8 Million on Eve of Rosh Hashanah

Number of Israelis hit record number over past Jewish calendar year; Jews comprise 75 percent of population while Arabs make up nearly 21 percent.

Israel's population has surpassed 8 million for the first time over the past Jewish calendar year, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.