ISRAEL - Most Crowded Western Country by 2050

Arno Froese

The Jewish State is on the way to becoming the world’s most crowded Western country in less than three decades, veteran environmental activist and current MK Alon Tal told the Special Committee on Addictions, Drugs and the Challenges Facing Young Israelis at the Knesset.

The committee dealt with the impact of the loss of open spaces on the well-being of the younger generation in 2050. Tal (Blue and White) presented statistics from a research report prepared by an environmental group called Zafuf [Crowded]—The Forum for Population, Environment and Society, that indicated that by 2050, the country’s population could grow to more than 17.5 million residents.

Oded Caspi, of the organization “Save the Jerusalem Hills,” said, “I am calling upon the Knesset to support our battle until the Jerusalem Hills receive official protection from the state. Israel’s residents need nature, no less than any planned building and road. We are headed down a very bad path to an ecological and mental health disaster. If we don’t win this war, we’ll lose everything.”, 14 June 2022

Arno's Commentary

Israel continues to be a country of great controversy and contradictions. This relatively small nation, with a population under 10 million, is mostly surrounded by hostile nations, yet has become super successful. Also, something strange can be said: they live in a peaceful atmosphere most nations of the world know only little about.

Despite the fact that more than half of Israel is desert, its agricultural produce is known throughout the world. When it come to high-tech startups, Israel is by far leading the world per capita in this respect. So, the question: what will happen when the population grows to over 17 million? Experts are dealing with the issue.

Above and beyond, however, stand the irrevocable words of the Lord: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).

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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