On this date in 1949, the Jewish population of Israel reached one million. Over the years, waves of aliyah from Arab countries, Russia and Ethiopia – combined with higher-than-average birthrates – has pushed the Jewish population of Israel to over 6 million. It is estimated that an additional one million Israelis live outside the country.
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