Weekly Commentary: 20 Million Israelis by 2065 922.1 per square most crowded country in the world
Dr. Aaron Lerner 19 December 2020
Meirav Arlozorov wrote in the 18 December Marker Week of TheMarker of the the projected dramatic Israeli population growth thanks to our high birth rate (3.1 children as compared to 1.8 in the USA).
It is projected that our population will reach 13.2 million by 2040 and 20 million by 2065.
The good news is that thanks to desalination, we should have no water supply problem.
The bad news is that the cost of extending our land mass into the sea to house the burgeoning population is prohibitively expensive.
At 922.1 Israelis per square kilometer we would be the most densely populated country in the world - and that is with that density rate counting all the desert land in the Negev.
Which brings us to the one large relatively empty land resource located adjacent to our major urban areas: Area C.
The settlement blocs cover only a small fraction of the land we will need for housing in Area C in the future.
We simply cannot afford to allow the EU bankrolled Palestinian land grab in Area C to continue.
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