ISRAEL - 20 Million Population in 2065

Arno Froese

By the year 2065, Israel’s population will number 20 million and it is on track to become the most crowded country in the OECD, according to a study published by the Shoresh Institution.

It’s already known that Israel has the highest fertility rates in the developed world and the Shoresh Institution findings show that Israel’s rate stands in a league of its own at 3.1, almost a full child per family more Mexico, which comes behind it on the list.

With 8.8 million people at the end of 2017, Israel is already the fourth most crowded country in the OECD, behind Belgium, Netherlands and Korea, the latter being the most crowded but with the lowest birth rates (1.2).

Prof. Dan Ben-David says: “the population groups with the highest fertility rates in Israel are receiving an education that will not enable them to support a developed economy in the future—with all of the national security implications that this will have on Israel’s future ability to exist in the most violent region on the planet.”

“The direction that Israel is currently headed is clear,” said Prof. Ben-David. “It is leading to much more than severe overcrowding and overuse of the small country’s very limited resources. The composition of the fast growing population is leading to an eventual outcome that will extend beyond the inhospitable to the unsustainable in terms of Israel’s ability to fund its needs and protect its borders.”, 14 November 2018

Arno's commentary

While most developed nations are experiencing a decline in population growth and are often forced to encourage immigrants to come to their country—legal or illegal—Israel’s concern seems different, and that is space to live. There are many ideas among Israel’s scientists, one being the Negev Desert, which is sparsely populated. Technology would make it possible for agriculture to prosper in the desert, which would be followed by industry and high-tech educational institutions.

What does the Bible say? Here the prophet Ezekiel writes: “And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them” (Ezekiel 34:25-27). How this will happen, we don’t know; God does. Speculation will not lead to an answer but additional confusion.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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