ISRAEL - Ten Million People by 2024?

Arno Froese

A statistics report published on the eve of Rosh Hashanah estimated the population of Israel to be about 9.246 million, meaning that the population grew by 150,000 people over the course of this year—a growth rate of 1.6%.

Breaking the numbers down: 170,000 new babies were born, 44,000 people passed away and 25,000 people immigrated to Israel, with 20,000 being new olim.

Israel’s population is expected to reach 10 million people by 2024, 15 million by 2048, and 20 million by 2065.

The Jewish population is estimated at 6.841 million citizens (74%).

Israel’s Arab population is 1.946 million citizens (21%) and 459,000 people (5%) were classified as belonging to other groups., 17 September 2020

Arno's commentary

According to The United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), in 1948 the population of Israel was 1.9 million, with 65% Arabs and 32% Jews. By 1975, the population had reached 3.5 million, of which 84.7% were Jews within Israel’s borders. Now in 2020, the population has grown to 9,246,000, with 74% being Jewish.

The Times of Israel reports that 25,000 immigrated since the last Jewish new year, down from 38,000 the year before. Interestingly, of Jews above 20 years of age, 43% define themselves as secular, 21% not very religious, and only 11% said they were religious. 

What is Israel’s future as a Jewish nation? The prophet Amos concludes his book with these words: “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. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God” (Amos 9:14-15).

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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