Jews in Israel and throughout the world
At the end of 2020, the world Jewish population was 15.2 million.
In 1939, on the eve of World War II, the world Jewish population was 16.6 million, of whom 449,000 (3%) lived in Israel.
In 1948, on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel, the world Jewish population was 11.5 million, of whom 650,000 (6%) lived in Israel.
At the end of 2021, the number of persons living in Israel recognized by the Holocaust Survivors' Rights Authority was about 165,000 persons.