It has recently been announced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics that the country’s population now exceeds nine million.
As of March this year the number of Jews had reached 6,697,000, or 74.2% of the population, with 1,890,000 (20.9%) who are Arab, and 434,000 (4.8%) who belong to other religious or ethnic groups.
The Times of Israel has reported:
“Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, 3.2 million immigrants have moved to Israel, with around 43% of them arriving after 1990 … the country’s population is expected to reach 15.2 million people by Israel’s 100th Independence Day in 2048. In 1948 there were just 806,000 people in Israel and at the time, the global Jewish population was 11.5 million, and just 6% were in Israel. Today, 45% of the world’s Jews live in Israel” (May 6).
The steady stream of Jews returning to the land is a constant witness to the advancing purpose of God. The prophet Jeremiah many years ago had clearly stated:
“For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it” (Jeremiah 30:3).
(With thanks to Brother Roger Long)
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