Seventy-five years have passed and the State of Israel has almost 10 million people. In 25 years, when Israel celebrates its 100th anniversary, there will be around 17 million people. Tiny Israel is a phenomenon in the 21st century demographic landscape. Unusual factors collide. On the one hand there is the enormous population density with a high birth rate, which is more characteristic of third-world countries. In contrast, Israel enjoys an economy and a level of consumption that we are familiar with from industrialized countries. Since 1948, in less than seven decades, Israel’s population has increased tenfold. Even in biblical times, Israel was densely populated and had a mixed population.
When the state was founded in 1948, the population was 650,000, and in 1988 it was already 4.5 million. In addition to the natural increase, the immigration waves explain the rapid population growth. Demographers fear a catastrophe if Israel’s population almost doubles in the next 25 years as the infrastructure is not adapted to the rapid population growth.
Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics projects that Israel’s population will reach 11.1 million by 2030, 13.2 million by 2040...
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