Israeli Population Exceeds 8 Million on Eve of Independence Day

Jewish-Israelis make up about 75 percent of the population; 70 percent of them are native-born. In the past year, approximately 19,500 immigrants arrived and the country's birthrate came in at 1.8 percent.

On the eve of Independence Day, Israel's population has reached 8,018,000 residents, the Central Bureau of Statistic announced on Sunday.