ISRAEL - Population Nears 10 Million

Arno Froese

About 9.8 million people are living in Israel, with the population expected to reach 10 million by the end of [2024], according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

By the end of 2048, Israel’s population is expected to reach 15 million people.

Of the 9.8 million, 7.2 million (73%) are Jews and about 2.1 million (21%) are Arabs. Another 549,000 were from other sectors.

Separately, in an address to the nation before Rosh Hashanah, President Isaac Herzog called for a greater engagement in “inclusive, vibrant, and empowering” global Jewish dialogue, necessary to overcome and move forward from the challenges Israeli and Diaspora Jews faced in the past year.

“While our differences can be painful, they also point to an important comforting truth: we all care deeply about our Jewish people, and our beloved Jewish and democratic state of Israel. It is okay to have differences,” he said., 14 September 2023

Arno's Commentary

One of the contributing factors responsible for the increase in Jewish population in Israel is in fact Israel’s enemies. The slogan “From the river to the sea, make Palestine free,” proclaims the hidden message of “Judenrein” (being free of any Jews). Quite apparently, the opposite is happening; increasingly more Jews are in the process of making Aliyah (returning home to the land of Israel).

Whether Jews agree or disagree with the philosophy of Zionism, in reality, it is the best present answer for Jewish security. 

One of the most popular Psalms is the 23rd. Even in these days, it’s applicable for Israel: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

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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