Country: Israel

Number of People Groups

50

People Groups Unreached

41 (82.0%)

Total Population

8,157,000

Unreached Population

8,075,000 (99.0%)

% Professing Christian

1.5%

% Evangelical

0.32 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

97 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Adyghe 3,100 644,000 Adyghe Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Alawite 2,000 2,033,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Amhara, Jew 1,700 29,040,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Egyptian 26,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 17,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Palestinian / Israeli 1,389,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.30 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,700 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
Arbil, Lishanid Noshan 3,400 3,400 Lishanid Noshan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 4,100 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 1,000 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
 Bedouin 118,000 1,256,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Druze 71,000 772,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 20,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 %
 Greek 3,300 10,776,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari 8,300 4,101,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Italian 6,600 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jew, Bukharic 62,000 101,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Cochin 11,000 11,000 Malayalam Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Jew, Dutch 2,300 15,165,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 261,000 622,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, English-speaking 89,000 6,095,000 English Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Jew, Ethiopian, Falasha 73,000 76,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Jew, French 36,000 568,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.05 %
 Jew, Georgian 56,000 59,000 Judeo-Georgian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Jew, German 14,000 93,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Jew, Hungarian 22,000 70,000 Hungarian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Jew, Israeli, Sabra 4,575,000 5,141,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.05 % 0.04 %
Jew, Judeo-Berber 2,900 2,900 Judeo-Berber Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Judeo-Moroccan 52,000 55,000 Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Kurdistani 34,000 34,000 Hulaula Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Kurdit 8,600 8,600 Lishana Deni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Marathi 10,000 69,000 Marathi Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 %
Jew, Persian 53,000 62,000 Dzhidi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Polish 120,000 123,000 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 %
Jew, Portuguese 1,800 100,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Jew, Romanian 191,000 194,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.05 % 0.05 %
 Jew, Russian 449,000 714,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Jew, Spanish 41,000 59,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Jew, Tunisian 9,700 12,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Turkish 44,000 49,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Yemeni 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 69,000 83,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karaite 22,000 24,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lishanan 3,900 3,900 Lishan Didan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Samaritan 800 1,800 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Spaniard 2,500 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
Yahudic, Judeo-Iraqi 91,000 98,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yevanic Unknown Unknown Yevanic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yudi, Tripolita'it 37,000 37,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  50 8,157,000       41   1.46 % 0.32 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 8,192,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
1.5 %
Ethnic Religions
77.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
17.3 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.6 %
Orthodox
44.1 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
Protestant
5.2 %
Roman Catholic
38.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Israel. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Israel
  • Christian ministry in Israel
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Israel or Middle East and North Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Middle East and North Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action Partners - Pioneers Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christar Medium
Christian Aid Mission Large
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Holiness Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Entrust Medium
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
FEBInternational Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Frontiers Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Greater Grace World Outreach Missions Medium
InterComm Small
Interserve Medium
Macedonian World Baptist Missions Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Christian Outreach Medium
Middle East Media Medium
Middle Eastern Outreach Small
Mission Ministries Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
Red Sea Team International Medium
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
SAT7 Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
Tearfund Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
World Horizons Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Israel Statistics
People Groups 50
Unreached People Groups 41  (82.0%)
Population 8,157,000
Population in Unreached 8,075,000  (99.0%)
Urbanization 92%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IS
Official National Language Hebrew
Secondary National Language Arabic, Standard
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 245,000
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Professing Christian 1.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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