Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today the population in Israel is 7,645,500 with 75.5% being Jewish and about 20% being Arab, and another 4% being other groups. The population growth rate is 1.8% since 2003. This is about what the "Return" or the Aliya was in the 1980s. During the 1990s the growth rate was roughly 3% a year with more than 1 million immigrants arriving from Russian-speaking nations. In 2009 some 161,045 babies were born in Israel. During the early years of the state only 35% of the Jewish population had been born in Israel, but by the end of 2008 that figure had increased to 70.7%.

When the state was established there were only 806,000 residents. Israel reached its first million in 1949 and its second million in 1958. (News From Israel, Jan. 2011)

With twenty-three trips to Israel and the Middle East, I have watched the Lord continue to flood the Holy Land with His people. We must be getting close to all that is prophesied in regard to the events leading up to the return of Christ! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! - Dr. Mal Couch