Prophecies Fulfilled in OUR Generation (last 100 years)
Jeremiah 31:4-7,12-14 – The Remnant of Israel Saved
Jer 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel!
You shall again be adorned with your tambourines,
And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
5 You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria;
The planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food.
6 For there shall be a day When the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim,
‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To the Lord our God.’ ”
7 For thus says the Lord: “Sing with gladness for Jacob,
And shout among the chief of the nations;
Proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O Lord, save Your people, The remnant of Israel!’
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion,
Streaming to the goodness of the Lord—
For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd;
Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.
13 “Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old, together;
For I will turn their mourning to joy,
Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance,
And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”
Jeremiah 33:4-11 – Excellence of the Restored Nation
Jer 33:4 “For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah, …. 6 Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places as at the first. 8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. 9 Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.’
10 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Again there shall be heard in this place—of which you say, “It is desolate, without man and without beast”—in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, 11 the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “Praise the Lord of hosts, For the Lord is good, For His mercy endures forever”—and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the Lord.
Isaiah 60:19-22 – God the Glory of His People
Is 60:19 “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you;
But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory.
20 Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself;
For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever,
The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”
Zephaniah 3:14-20 – Joy in God’s Faithfulness
Zep 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; You shall see disaster no more.
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak.
17 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
18 “I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly, Who are among you, To whom its reproach is a burden.
19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, And gather those who were driven out;
I will appoint them for praise and fame In every land where they were put to shame.
20 At that time I will bring you back, Even at the time I gather you;
For I will give you fame and praise Among all the peoples of the earth,
When I return your captives before your eyes,” Says the Lord.
Jeremiah 30:3-4,10-11,18-19 – Restoration of Israel and Judah
Jer 30:3 For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ ” 4 Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah.
10 ‘Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the Lord, ‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar, And your seed from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet, And no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you,’ says the Lord, ‘to save you;
Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, Yet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you in justice, And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’
18 “Thus says the Lord:
‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents, And have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own mound, And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
19 Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who make merry;
I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Ezekiel 38:10-13 – Gog and Allies Attack Israel
Ez 38:10 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’ ” ’
4 Israeli inventions feature in TIME magazine’s 100 Best Inventions for 2021
OrCam’s reading device, ElectReon’s ‘smart road’ tech, a sensor for farming and security drones all make the list
Four Israeli tech companies have been named in this year’s annual list of TIME magazine’s 100 Best Inventions for creations “that are changing how we live, work, play and think about what’s possible,” the publication said Wednesday.
The global list of 100 “groundbreaking inventions” includes COVID-19 vaccines, a toy robot to support hospitalized children, a smart sneaker, a hidden breast pump, a new pasta shape, waterless haircare products and eco-friendly dye for jeans.
To compile the 2021 list, TIME asked for nominations both from its editors and correspondents from around the world and via an online application process. The jury then evaluated each contender on “key factors, including originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition and impact.”
Every year, TIME highlights inventions that “are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun,” the magazine said.
The technologies and products that were showcased this year came from the fields of accessibility, artificial intelligence, apps and software, augmented and virtual reality, beauty, connectivity, consumer electronics, design, education, entertainment, experimental, finance, fitness, food and drink, home health, household, medical care, outdoors, parenting, productivity, robotics, social good, style, sustainability, toys and games, transportation, travel, wellness and special mentions.
1. OrCam Read
OrCam Read, a smart reading support device developed by OrCam Technologies, the maker of artificial intelligence-based wearable devices to help the blind and visually impaired read texts via audio feedback. The company launched OrCam Read in 2020, a handheld digital reader meant to help people with language processing challenges, including dyslexia. The device (priced at $1,990) captures and reads out full pages of text and digital screens, and follows voice commands.
The OrCam Read is a pen-like AI-based device that reads out text to people with reading challenges, such as dyslexia, mild to moderate vision loss, reading fatigue.
OrCam was founded in 2010 by Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram, who are also the founders of auto technology firm Mobileye, which was sold to Intel Corp. in 2017 for a whopping $15.3 billion.
The company is a repeat entry in the TIME’s 100 best inventions list, nabbing a spot in 2019 for the OrCam MyEye, an artificial intelligence-powered device that attaches to the frame of glasses and can identify faces or currency or read a text or other information aloud.
The OrCam Read was featured in the accessibility category.
2. Percepto AIM
Percepto AIM, software program by Israeli drone security company Percepto. The firm uses on-site drones and robots to automate inspections, emergency response and security for critical infrastructure and industrial sites like power plants, refineries and mines.
The company was founded in 2014 by Dor Abuhasira, Sagi Blonder, Raviv Raz and Ariel Avital. It has a development center in Modi’in and offices in the US and Australia and employs some 75 people. Percepto says its solutions are used by Fortune 500 customers in more than 10 countries including Italy’s ENEL, Florida Power and Light, and Verizon.
Percepto, an Israeli maker of drones, is creating a fleet of fully autonomous robots and drones to monitor industrial sites by teaming up with US robot maker Boston Dynamics.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award from TIME, a great and respected media brand for nearly a hundred years,” Abuhasira said in a press statement in response to the recognition. “Percepto created a new paradigm for industrial facility inspection by integrating AI and autonomous robot management with advanced visual data analysis. Being on this list is a testament to this accomplishment, and we thank the editors and staff at TIME for this recognition.”
Percepto was included in the artificial intelligence category.
3. Israeli agtech company SupPlant developed sensing technology for farming
Israeli agtech (agriculture tech) company SupPlant, the developer of sensing technology for farming.
Founded in 2015, SupPlant says it combines plant sensing, artificial intelligence and accumulated data to provide growers with irrigation recommendations to inform better decisions. The company claims that its product “dramatically enhances water use efficiency” as well as yield quantity and quality.
Its latest project is an irrigation platform that targets some 450 million smallholder farmers in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
SupPlant appeared in the sustainability category.
4. Israeli wireless “smart road” tech startup ElectReon, the developer of a system that charges electric vehicles (EVs) while in full motion.
Founded in 2013, ElectReon’s wireless charging system uses copper coils laid beneath the asphalt to transfer energy from the electricity grid to the road and to manage communication with approaching vehicles. Receivers are installed on the floor of the vehicles to transmit the energy directly to the engine and the battery while the vehicles are on the go, doing away with concerns about limited driving range and short battery lifespans.
The company signed a new deal last month with the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and the Dan Bus Company to launch a large-scale commercial deployment of its wireless charging infrastructure to power electric buses in Tel Aviv.
This summer, ElectReon welcomed former Israeli president Reuven Rivlin as company president to “enhance the company’s collaboration with governments and global companies, as well as to share our activities with decision-makers around the world.”
ElectReon was founded in 2013 and is based in the northern Israeli community of Beit Yannai. It has a number of running partnerships in Europe to pilot its smart road tech in Germany, France and Belgium.
In Sweden, ElectReon has installed a 1.65-kilometer (1-mile) electric stretch used by a bus and a truck on the 4.1 kilometer (2.5 miles) route between the airport and town center of Visby on Gotland Island.
“We are honored by the recognition of ElectReon’s wireless charging solution by TIME as we work to spread awareness on the viability of this technology in maximizing fleet owner vehicle efficiencies, eliminating the cost of fuel, and reducing their full lifecycle carbon emissions,” said ElectReon CEO Oren Ezer in a statement. “As we rapidly scale our deployments around the world, we envision this technology to play a key role in accelerating the mass transition towards total
electrification and we look forward to continuing to build the transportation infrastructure of tomorrow with the ongoing outstanding support from our industry and governmental partners we have experienced until now.”
ElectReon was listed in the transportation category.