Most accounts of the interlocking crises in the Middle East leave out the population dimension. Yet numbers count there as much as anywhere else. There is no way Israel can live in peace with its neighbours if its population keeps growing and growing. The same applies, of course, to the ‘other side’.
Dr. Alon Tal, founder of Adam Teva V’Din – Israel Union for Environmental Defense, says that the most pressing issue facing Israel today is overpopulation.