Since last Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population has grown by 162,000 people—to 8.907 million citizens—according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.
Central Bureau of Statistics
Almost half of all Israelis (4 million people) walk around with their bellies in front of them, according to the latest Social Survey of Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, which said that 48% of the population is overweight or obese. Sixteen percent of Israelis are obese or morbidly obese. Men are fatter, with 55% of them overweight or obese, compared to “only” 41% of women.