ISRAEL - Population Growth Stands at 8.842 Million

Arno Froese

Israel’s population is expected to reach 15.2 million citizens by its centenary celebrations in 2048.

The population has increased more than tenfold from 806,000 at the country’s establishment in 1948 to approximately 8.842 million today, according to data the Central Bureau of Statistics published ahead of the state’s 70th Independence Day.

Since the establishment of the state, Israel has absorbed approximately 3.2 million immigrants.

Jews constitute 74.5% of the population, Arab citizens represent 20.9% and other religious groups, including non-Arab Christians and other minorities, make up 4.6%.

The average life expectancy for Israeli men is 80.7 years and 84.2 years for Israeli women, an increase of some four years for both sexes since 2000. Israeli men get married on average at 27.6 years of age and women at 25.2 years.

During the past 12 months, Israelis traveled abroad some 7.5 million times, more than double the 3.5 million trips made in 2000. In the opposite direction, Israel welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors through its various entry points during the year—an all-time record., 17 April 2018

Arno's commentary

The last paragraph is of particular interest: almost 80% of Israelis travel abroad. Thus, Israelis have now become the world’s traveling champions.

The real reason for Israel’s increase is the prophetic Word: “And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them” (Amos 9:14).

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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