Chairman of the Forum, Prof. Alon Tal, in an interview with “Globes” about current trends in population density in Israel.
“The quality of life in Israel is not bad at the moment, but the decline in quality of life will not be linear,” he says, “when I wrote the book there was 108 percent occupancy in hospitals and now I’ve seen that they’ve already reached 130 percent in some places. Over 40 students A child who needs more attention will not get it, and the overcrowding in general and the traffic jams, in particular, make people more violent, and psychologists and research say: If today you drive 9 mph to Tel Aviv, it’s clear that it’s going down to 5 mph. Exactly the real estate story and the insanity of apartment prices – you run on the treadmill and can not catch up and change the price trend.”
“As a father, I want my daughters to stay in Israel. Will they stay here if they have to live in 80- or 100-story skyscrapers? I shudder at it. Obviously, not everyone is suitable, and it is important to remember that not every apartment in a skyscraper is a luxury penthouse. The density is blessed until it becomes overcrowded. Real estate, like transportation, is already leading us to a mediocre quality of life at best – this is the exemplary company we wanted to establish here – the blessing of the Land of Israel – these are not clichés, today’s decisions will determine this. “