Israel’s population growth will increase our standing as a “First World Nation”
There has been a number of posts that claim Israel’s population growth is a threat, will destroy its economy and infrastructure. This is not true. It is not a threat, it is a blessing. Families are expanding because they feel more secure that the economy is growing and their lives are improving. More children, means more enrichment programs, more schools, more educators, more education networking, it’s a triumph for Academia. Our children are our number one natural resource.
As the population grows, so will supply and demand grow. There will be a demand for industry to support that growth, which means more companies starting up to support this population growth. This will bust monopolies, increase competition and the population will benefit, because competition and removing monopolies bring prices down and eliminates inflation.
Israel’s unemployment rate is at 5.3%, far lower than other world powers. Israel can support it growing population, through its economic growth. Israel maintains one of the most highly educated, skilled engineers, entrepreneurial and multicultural workforce in the world, with one of the highest number of patent filings per capita. Apart from Silicon Valley, Israel maintains the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world. There are 135 scientists for every 100,000 workers, the highest proportion in the world. Israel is ranked 4th in the world for number of utility patents per capita by the World Economic Forum and leads the world in patents for medical equipment.
Israel also leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the US, over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. Both Microsoft and Cisco have their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.
Jewish birth rate is moving higher higher than the Arab birth rate, which will remove them as a population threat. The ultra-Orthodox population is slowly moving into the secular work force and learning instructions, which will help improve Israel economy to help support its growing birth rate. There are nations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Taiwan, South Korea, Netherlands, India, Belgium and Japan, whose density population is far greater than Israels and are still able to maintain a thriving economy.
On the eve of our Independence in 1948, our population was 806,000; today on the eve of our New Year our population stands at 8,412,000. That means over the past 67 years we saw a growth rate on the average of 113,522 newcomers per year. This was done through many hard, difficult and much tribulation. This year we welcomed 154,000 newcomers undoubtedly, we did so with much ease then what we had to do in the past. In short we have the economy, infrastructure and resources to allow new population growth not just to survive, but to flourish, This is Israel. So, lets keep our population growing!