Israel unwittingly heads for the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’

“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7

The Old Testament prophets foresaw a time preceding the Day of the Lord, where Israel would go trough trial and testing, the likes of which it had not ever seen before. For those of us living now in 2013, who have witnessed the horrors the Jews went through in the 20th century, the prophecies take on an even greater significance. Whether you perceive the biometric database tracking project mentioned in this story as blessing or a curse really depends on if you believe the Jewish prophets or not. But before you fully make  up your mind, know this: for the last 3,500 years, they have had a 100% accuracy rate.

From Israel National News: Despite protests by privacy groups, Israel will begin amassing biometric data on its citizens beginning Tuesday. The pilot program for the biometric database will greatly enhance the ability of authorities to identify terrorists, supporters of the project say – while those opposed believe that the program will give the state unprecedented opportunity to control the lives of Israelis.

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Technology has been a great blessing, but in the last days, it becomes a great curse.

The test program, which will continue for two years, will be voluntary. Israelis 16 and older who live in Ashdod, Petach Tikvah, and Kfar Sava will be asked if they want their fingerprints, a high resolution photo, and other information in a database that will be accessible to security forces, the courts, and, in some circumstances, police.

The law authorizing establishment of the database was passed in 2009, with the most enthusiastic supporter MK Meir Sheetrit, now number 5 on Tzippy Livni’s Hatnua list. Several human rights and privacy groups have filed numerous petitions against the project with the High Court. The court ordered the limited test program, and plans to review the program, and its impact, after the test period. source – Israel National News