1.8 % growth is not enough for a nation to continue on the long run. The minimum growth for the Israelli jewish citizens should be over 2.5%. Any number under 2.5% will eventually be desolved in other than jewish cultures or identities. Israel must have more babies and help bring home any jewish families which are in foriegn countries. The state of Israel has the capacity to have 100 million citizens. The future of the Great Nation Of Israel is in the babies which gets to be born and that has to be over 2.8% per year.
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from the article: Israel closes decade with population of 7.5 million