May 18, 2007
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar Assad (AP)
- The population of Jerusalem in 2006 was 732,100, comprising 10% of Israel’s total population.
- Immediately upon re-unification the Jewish portion of the city’s population stood at 74% and the Arab portion at 26%.
- The Jewish population now stands at 66%.
- In 1967 the borders of Jerusalem were extended 70 square kilometers east, south, and north, thus making it the largest city in the country. Today the area of Jerusalem is 126 square kilometers.
- 424,300 Jerusalem residents (Arabs and Jews), comprising 59% of the city’s total population, lived at the end of 2005 in areas added to the city in 1967.
- At the end of 2005, 184,300 Jews (and other non Arabs) lived in neighborhoods built in areas added to Jerusalem after its unification.
- In 1967 the Old City had 23,700 residents, and in 2005 36,600. 73% of the Old City residents are Muslim, 18% Christian, and 9% Jewish.
Sources: The Central Bureau of Statistics, The Jerusalem Municipality, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. Full document available at www.jiis.org.il.