Israel’s population grew by 1.9 percent to 9.14 million in 2019.
The Central Bureau of Statistics released the statistics on Tuesday, the last day of 2019.
The breakdown of the population includes 6.772 million Jewish citizens, or 74.1 percent; 1.916 million Arab citizens, or 21 percent; and 448,000, or 4.9 percent, classified as “other,” including Russian-speaking immigrants who are not Jewish.
Some 177,000 new births were recorded in 2019, 74 percent to Jewish mothers and 22.3 percent to Arab mothers.
Just over one-fifth of the population increase, or 34,000, came from immigration, according to the bureau.
Ezekiel 36:35-38 KJV – “And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it. Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.”