Oct. 13, 2015
Reality-Based Demography – Yoram Ettinger (Israel Hayom)
Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reported a Jewish fertility rate of 3.11 births per woman in 2015, a rate that is trending upward. The Arab fertility rate in 2015 was 3.35 and is declining.
In 2015, Israel’s Jewish births constitute 78% of total births, compared with 69% in 1995.
The documented number of Arabs in the West Bank is 1.7 million – 1.1 million less than the number claimed by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. The Palestinian census of 2007 included many people with mythological life expectancy, who were born in 1845, 1850 and 1860.
Arab net-emigration from the West Bank was 20,000 in 2013 and 25,000 in 2014.