Haredi political rally in Bnei Brak, March 11, 2015.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The JPost Podcast returns today with another episode of Taxicab Diplomacy, the segment in which we talk politics with Israeli cab drivers.
He is also confident that someday, Israel’s democracy will come to adhere more strictly to those rules. Why? Demographics.
Today Haredim make up around 10% of the population. By 2059, they're expected to be over 25%, outgrowing even the fifth of Israel's population who are Arab.
To put that another way, today, for every haredi Jew in Israel, there are about seven non-haredi Jews. By 2059, that number will drop to two. Not exactly a majority, but given the size of Israel’s Arab population, which is expected to grow from 20% to about 23% in that same time span, Israel’s democracy will look very different in a few decades.