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The Fig Tree Represents the Nation of Israel [Jer. 24 and
Matt. 21:19, 23:38]
Fig Tree Israel will Come Alive
Matt. 24:32-35 "...the fig tree; When his branch
is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh...it is near, even at
Lk. 21:29-31 "...Behold the fig tree, and all the
trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see...that summer is now nigh at hand. So
likewise...when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh
The fig tree represents the nation of Israel coming back to
life in 1948 after 2,000 years of death. Like a harbinger of summer, it precedes the
kingdom of blessings. "...and all the trees" indicates many other nations will
become independent at the same time.
Population of Jews
1878 – Israel’s
“double” of disfavor ended. Regathering of Jewish exiles began with
Petach Tikvah [which has a founding sculpture in the town square with the
date “1878” inscribed]. David BenGurion said Israel’s nationhood in
reality began in 1878 at Petah Tikvah.
2005 Israel had 6.9 million residents. 8.5 times more than in 1948. An amazing increase over
that of 1880!
are Jews and 20% are Arabs. 26,000 new immigrants arrived in the past year
and 149,000 babies were born.
The 2.7 million people who have immigrated to Israel in its
last 50 years is a cause for celebration. The rate of aliyah (immigration) to Israel over
the past nine years has averaged approximately 100,000 a year. By the year 2020, the
population of Israel is expected to exceed 8,100,000, making Israel by far the most
densely populated developed country in the world. Israel will be over 2.5 times more
densely populated than Japan and the Netherlands.
In 1990 a total of 185,227 Jews left the Soviet Union for
Israel. The first direct flight between the Soviet Union and Israel took place January 1,
1990. In 1991, an additional 147,839 Soviet Jews arrived, making a total in two years of
more than 5% of the Israeli population.
Israel is the 100th smallest
country with less than 1/1000th of the world's population.
Not only was the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 after 2,000
years of dispersion a miracle, not only was the regathering of the Jews "from the
north [Russia], and from all the lands" [Jer. 16:15] a miracle, but the literal land
of Israel began to blossom from a wilderness to a paradise. Long awaited scriptural
prophecies began their fulfillment.
the establishment of the state in 1948, agricultural output has
increased over 12 times. In the first years following
independence, agriculture barely provided food for its 700 000
inhabitants, while today it supplies the food needs of 5.5
million citizens and exports 30% of its produce to world
markets. Then, one farmer provided food for barely 17 people -
today he produces for over 100.
on know-how developed in Israel, it is possible to irrigate and
cultivate the desert and harsh soils. About 40% of the farming
land is desert and sand dunes and 12% is rocky soil from which
the stones were removed and prepared for cultivation
the last decade, productivity has grown by about 6% - 10%
annually, while the percentage of those engaged in agriculture
out of the total work force dropped from 25% in the early years
to only 3% today.
attained unique achievements in the utilization of its water
resources. One unit of agricultural produce requires today only
about 40% of the amount of water needed in the past to produce
the same unit.
is working on establishing model farms for advanced agricultural
technologies in China, India, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Uzbekistan
as well as a supporting system for developing family farms in
many other countries.
conducts unique workshops on agricultural subjects with the
participation of senior professionals from 60 countries in Asia,
Africa, Oceania and South and Central America.
is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century
with a net gain in its number of trees.
response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and
agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation
system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.
Israeli company was the first to develop and install a
large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity
generating plant, in southern California's Mojave desert.
team of Israeli and US researchers has designed a
watermelon-picking robot endowed with artificial vision to do
the job of harvesting.
Israeli company has developed sensors that pick up signs of
stress in plants.
Israeli company - Evogene - is developing cotton plants that are
resistant to adverse salinity conditions and drought.
wilderness and the solitary place will be glad for them, and the
desert will blossom as a rose" (Isa. 35:1).
is the leading exporter of flowers to Europe.
year, 1.5 billion flowers were shipped to Europe, some 30% of
the entire stock of flower imports to the continent. Most of
these flowers are grown in Israel's southern Negev Desert.
50 million Israeli flowers were sent to Europe for sale on
has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of
thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into
500 million birds representing 300 species migrate across
Israel's skies twice a year in the autumn and spring along the
Great Valley Rift.
successful pilot project devised by world-renowned Israeli
ornithologist Yossi Leshem could solve the rat problem in Tel
Aviv by moving families of barn owls - the rodents' natural
predators - into the city. The solution is also being touted for
large American cities. - 05/15/05
Who brought the Jews back to the land of Israel?
God, with his whole heart and
soul, planted them in the land.
Jer. 32:37, 41 "Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither
I have driven them...I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to
dwell safely...I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my
How did the Jews get the land? They bought it! At exorbitant prices from
absentee Moslem landowners.
Jer. 32:43,44 "And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say,
It is desolate without man or beast...Men shall buy fields for money...for I will cause
their captivity to return..."
How did the wilderness become a paradise? The Lord brought rain to a dry and
Joel 2:21-24 "Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice:
for the LORD will do great things...For the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the
tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad
then...and rejoice...for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause
to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain...And the floors shall
be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil."
Will this land ever be given to another? Never again. Never
Amos 9:14,15 "...I will bring again the captivity of my people of
Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and...plant vineyards,
and drink the wine thereof; and they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their
land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God."
May 14, 1998 marked Israels Jubilee 50 years of miracles! From
birth in 1948 to the present, Israels enemies have desired her destruction. Whether
outnumbered 100 to 1 in wars with her neighbors, or infiltrated by hostile terrorists
within as in the communities of Gaza, Samaria and Judea, the arm of the Lord has been
fighting miraculously for Israel as in the days of old.
Isa. 41:12,13 "...they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as
a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear
not; I will help thee."
Isa. 52:9,10 "Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD
hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth
shall see the salvation of our God."
Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds
right behind the US.
Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its
immediate neighbors combined.
Israel has the highest average living standards
in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500,
exceeding that of the UK.
Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the
population in the world.
24% of Israel's
workforce holds university degrees - ranking third in the
industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12%
hold advanced degrees.
Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new
Israel has more museums per capita than any other
In proportion to its
population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the
world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup
companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500
companies mostly in hi-tech).
An Israeli company unveiled a blood test that diagnoses heart
attacks via the telephone.
Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized,
no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.
An Israeli company developed a computerized system for
ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human
error from medical treatment. Every year in U.S. hospitals 7,000
patients die from treatment mistakes.
Over 65,000 patients worldwide have swallowed the first
ingestible video camera, the M2A capsule, the incredible 'camera in a
capsule' developed by Israel's Given Imaging. Used to the view the
small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose
cancer and digestive disorders
Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly
helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save
lives among those with congestive heart failure. The new device is
synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a
sophisticated system of sensors
The Israeli-developed Ex-Press shunt is providing relief for
An Israeli research team has found that the combination of
and chemotherapy makes cancerous metastases disappear
A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight
device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band
blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct - all without
damaging surroundings skin or tissue.
Israeli researchers are playing an important role in
identifying a defective gene that causes a rare and usually fatal
disease in Arab infants.
An Israeli company has been given a U.S. grant to develop an
anti-smallpox first aid treatment kit.
Israeli microbiologists have developed the first passive
vaccine against the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Israeli researchers are using video games to investigate
future treatments for memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease
Israeli medical researchers have shown that lycopene - the
red pigment found in tomatoes - lowers blood pressure
Israeli stem-cell technology is being used in the U.S. to
regenerate heart tissue.
An Israeli company has developed a device that could enable
millions of American diabetics to painlessly inject themselves with
An Israeli medical delegation from the 'Save a Child's Heart'
project recently spent two weeks in China performing open heart
surgery on children.
Scientists in Israel have used strands of DNA to create tiny
transistors that can literally build themselves.
An Israeli company has developed a new device for monitoring
coronary disease that will be integrated into future generation of
Israeli researchers have developed a 'bone glue' that
respectively stimulate speedy bone and cartilage repair, and enable
faster and improved healing of injuries. It will reduce the need for
bone transplants and heal bone defects caused by cancer
Israeli researchers are successfully using magnets to treat
post-traumatic stress disorder.
Israeli scientists have created a DNA nano-computer that not
only detects cancer, but also releases drugs to treat the disease.
An Israeli company has developed the world's first jellyfish
A newly developed Israeli cooking oil is capable of breaking
up blood fats such as cholesterol
Israeli scientists have alleviated Parkinson's-like symptoms
Israeli scientists are developing a nose drop that will
provide a five-year flu vaccine.
Israeli scientists have discovered how to turn mismatched
cells into cancer fighters.
An Israeli-developed device can painlessly administer
medications through microscopic pores in the skin.
Israeli researchers have shown that a daily dosage of Vitamin
E is effective in helping to regain hearing loss.
Israeli researchers have created a 'biological pacemaker'
which corrects faulty heart rhythms when injected into the failing
hearts of pigs.
Two Israelis have won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for
their groundbreaking work in cancer research
An Israeli-developed elderberry extract is one of America's
best-selling flu prevention medicines.
An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that
distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of MS
Israeli scientists have discovered the cause of chronic bad
breath and a painless solution
Israeli research has found that citrus oils may hold the key
for asthma treatment
An Israeli study has shown that anger may trigger strokes
desert has become a fertile ground for innovative aquaculture
industries that are benefiting health-conscious consumers. Red alga is
grown for its disease-fighting compounds, increasingly used as dietary
supplements, and in cosmetics to protect against UV radiation
Israeli research provides insight into formation of lasting
memory - 05/04/05
Isolation system protects against biological contaminants -
Israeli research awarded for prostate cancer research -
Israeli innovation replaces joints the digital way -
Israeli therapy uses adult stem cells to treat Parkinson’s
Disease - 03/27/05
Israeli researcher identifies three genes that lead to
longevity - 03/15/05
Israeli researchers generate cancer-killing molecules -
Israeli dental robot makes implants less painful, less
expensive - 04/17/05
Israeli software leads the way in speech recognition
technology - 04/03/05
Israel’s seeing-eye endotrachael tube -
In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000
Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship - and
the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the
Relative to its population, Israel is the largest
immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of
democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
Israel has helped farmers in Niger develop a horticultural
production system called the African Market Garden (AMG).
Israel sends medical teams and supplies to the Far East to
aid victims of earthquakes.
An Israeli company - Patus Ltd. - has donated
thousands of its OdorScreen olfactory gel product to counter the
crippling odors faced by on-scene Tsunami disaster workers.
Israels High Tech
Israeli research shows that we can find out more about what
is buried beneath the earth's surface by launching a satellite into
Israel has designed the first flight system to protect
passenger and freighter aircraft against missile attack.
Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any
other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people - as well as
one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of
With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups,
Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world
(apart from the Silicon Valley).
Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home
computers per capita.
Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and
technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in
the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25%
of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places
first in this category as well.
The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has
its largest development center in Israel.
Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by
The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at
Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
Technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by
four young Israelis.
The first PC anti-virus software was developed in Israel in
An Israel company called Lenslet has developed a
revolutionary electro-optic processor which operates one thousand
times faster than any known Digital Signal Processor.
An Israeli company is providing the technology behind an
American all-electric bus for urban use.
An Israeli-developed alogrithm enabled NASA to transmit
images from Mars.
Research by three scientists from the Haifa Technion made the
transmission of video pictures Video transmissions from Mars by the
NASA explorer "Spirit" have been made possible thanks to a
unique algorithm developed by Technion graduates.
Israeli researchers have developed an engineless, nano-RPV
(remote piloted vehicle).
are behind the development of the largest communications router in the
world, launched by Cisco.
Israeli technology is behind the successful testing of
in-flight cell phone use.
Israeli bio-molecular computer can operate a
billion programs - 03/22/05
Click below for more information
"The Israeli-Arab Peace Process
and Bible Prophecy."
"The Time to Favor Zion Is
"Israel -- A
Nation of Miracles."
Restoration of Israel."
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