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.
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