Israel Will Have a Population of 6,000,000 in 40 Years, Official Says

Israel will have a population of approximately 6,000,000 in the year 2000 of whom about 1,000,000 will be Arabs, it was predicted here tonight by Michael Doron, representative of the Israel Prime Minister’s Office for Research Programs in the United States.

Addressing a meeting of the American Technion Society at the Hotel Astor, Mr. Doron expressed the view that “only through science and technology can Israel hope to provide sustenance and a high standard of living for this greatly expanded population.”

Mr. Doron, who is currently carrying out an Israel Government mission in this country designed to encourage American Government, industrial and research agencies to increase the flow of research contracts to Israel, said that this increased population will come about from natural causes, as well as from an expected immigration of more than 1,000,000 Jews from Eastern Europe and from Africa. He reviewed the wide range of research projects currently underway in the laboratories of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, as well as other institutions of higher learning and research in Israel.

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