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Israel – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Adyghe3,1000.02 %0.05 %Y1 IslamAdygheP
Adyghe
 T
Alawite2,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Alawite
M
Alawite of Israel
T
Amhara, Jew1,7000.40 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsAmharicP
Amhara, Jew
M
Amhara, Jew of Israel
T
Arab, Egyptian27,0003.90 %9.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Lebanese17,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
 T
Arab, Palestinian / Israeli1,411,000Y1.30 %5.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian / Israeli
M
Arab, Palestinian / Israeli of Israel
T
Arab, Syrian1,7000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Israel
T
Arbil, Lishanid Noshan3,400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLishanid Noshan   
Armenian4,2008.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Assyrian1,0003.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
 T
Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi119,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi SpokenP
Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi
M
Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi of Israel
T
DeafY0.40 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsIsraeli Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Druze72,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Druze
M
Druze of Israel
T
Filipino, Tagalog20,00012.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Greek3,4000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Italian6,7001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jew, Bukharic Speaking63,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBukharicP
Jew, Bukharic Speaking
 T
Jew, Cochin11,0000.05 %0.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMalayalam   
Jew, Dutch2,3000.30 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsDutchP
Jew, Dutch
  
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speakin266,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsYiddish, EasternP
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking
M
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking of Israel
T
Jew, English-speaking91,000Y1.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsEnglishP
Jew, English-speaking
 T
Jew, Ethiopian74,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsAmharicP
Jew, Ethiopian
 T
Jew, French37,0000.05 %0.20 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsFrenchP
Jew, French
 T
Jew, Georgian57,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJudeo-GeorgianP
Jew, Georgian
 T
Jew, German14,0000.05 %0.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsGerman, StandardP
Jew, German
 T
Jew, Hungarian Speaking22,0000.10 %0.20 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHungarianP
Jew, Hungarian Speaking
 T
Jew, Israeli Sabra4,648,000Y0.04 %0.05 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrewP
Jew, Israeli Sabra
M
Jew, Israeli Sabra of Israel
T
Jew, Judeo-Berber2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJudeo-Berber  T
Jew, Judeo-Moroccan52,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, Judeo-Moroccan  T
Jew, Kurdistani35,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHulaulaP
Jew, Kurdistani
 T
Jew, Kurdit8,700Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLishana Deni  T
Jew, Marathi10,0000.05 %0.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMarathiP
Jew, Marathi
  
Jew, Persian54,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsDzhidi  T
Jew, Polish122,0000.05 %0.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPolishP
Jew, Polish
M
Jew, Polish of Israel
T
Jew, Portuguese1,8000.10 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPortuguese  T
Jew, Romanian194,0000.05 %0.05 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrew  T
Jew, Russian457,0000.15 %0.20 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsRussianP
Jew, Russian
 T
Jew, Spanish42,0000.10 %0.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLadinoP
Jew, Spanish
M
Jew, Spanish of Israel
T
Jew, Tunisian9,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, Judeo-TunisianP
Jew, Tunisian
 T
Jew, Turkish44,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrew  T
Jew, Yemeni36,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, Judeo-YemeniP
Jew, Yemeni
M
Jew, Yemeni of Israel
T
Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews70,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJudeo-TatP
Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews
 T
Karaite22,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrewP
Karaite
 T
Lishanan3,900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLishan Didan   
Romani, Domari8,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari
 T
Samaritan900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrewP
Samaritan
 T
Spaniard2,6001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Yahudic, Judeo-Iraqi92,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, Judeo-Iraqi   
YevanicY0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHebrew   
Yudi, Tripolita'it37,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian   
Total People Groups:   50 8,285,000 16     41     37 11 38
Unclassified / Other Individuals 38,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 8,323,000  
Data Notes
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Israel – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 41 82.0 % 8,201,000 99.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 4.0 % 19,000 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 6.0 % 13,000 0.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 6.0 % 32,000 0.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.0 % 20,000 0.2 %
Totals 50   8,285,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Israel – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adygheady11NT
Amharicamh22Complete
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spokenavl11None
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqiyhd11Need?
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccanaju11Need?
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanianyud11Need?
Arabic, Judeo-Tunisianajt11NT
Arabic, Judeo-Yemenijye11Need?
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc42Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp11Portions
Armenianhye10Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Bukharicbhh11Need?
Domarirmt11None
Dutchnld11Complete
Dzhidijpr11Need?
Englisheng11Complete
Frenchfra11Complete
German, Standarddeu11Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hebrewheb66Complete
Hulaulahuy11Need?
Hungarianhun11Complete
Israeli Sign Languageisr11None
Italianita10Complete
Judeo-Berberjbe11Need?
Judeo-Georgianjge11Need?
Judeo-Tatjdt11Portions
Ladinolad11Complete
Lishan Didantrg11Portions
Lishana Denilsd11Need?
Lishanid Noshanaij11Need?
Malayalammal11Complete
Marathimar11Complete
Polishpol11Complete
Portuguesepor11Complete
Russianrus11Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Yiddish, Easternydd11Complete
Totals: 41 50 41   27 18 22 27 21
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Israel – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.3 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Israel – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Israel. Ministries in the Israel section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Israel   Ministries in Middle East and North Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
AMF InternationalSmall
Anis Shorrosh Evangelistic AssociationMedium
Artists in Christian TestimonyMedium
Chosen People MinistriesSmall
Christian Witness to IsraelSmall
Church's Ministry among Jewish PeopleSmall
Evangel Bible TranslatorsMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
Friends of Israel Gospel MinistryMedium
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
High Adventure MinistriesSmall
Hope for the HungryMedium
Independent Faith MissionMedium
International Board of Jewish MissionsSmall
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Jewish Awareness MinistriesSmall
Jews for JesusMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Messianic TestimonySmall
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
New Life Advance InternationalSmall
Open Door Baptist MissionsSmall
Reformed Baptist Mission ServicesSmall
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
Remnant MinistriesSmall
The Master's MissionMedium
Venture InternationalMedium
Ministries Listed:  29
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action Partners - PioneersMedium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
ChristarMedium
Christian Aid MissionLarge
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of God, HolinessMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Elim FellowshipMedium
EntrustMedium
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
FEBInternationalMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
FrontiersMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Greater Grace World Outreach MissionsMedium
InterCommSmall
InterserveMedium
Macedonian World Baptist MissionsMedium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East Christian OutreachMedium
Middle East MediaMedium
Middle Eastern OutreachSmall
Mission MinistriesMedium
New Mission Systems InternationalMedium
Operation MobilizationLarge
Red Sea Team InternationalMedium
Ripe for Harvest IncorporatedMedium
SAT7Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)Medium
TearfundMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
World HorizonsMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  57
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Israel – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 8,285,000
Percent Urbanization 92 %
Total People Groups 50
Unreached People Groups 41
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Hebrew
Secondary National LanguageArabic, Standard
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Professing Christian 1.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.899 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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