Country: Israel

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

40 (81.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,459,000

Population in Unreached

8,374,000 (99.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.7%

% Evangelical

0.64%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adyghe 3,200 679,000 Adyghe Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Alawite 2,000 1,942,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Egyptian 27,000 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 17,000 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian / Israeli 1,442,000 11,006,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.85 % 29
 Arab, Syrian 1,700 15,756,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Arbil, Lishanid Noshan 3,500 3,500 Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 4,300 6,573,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 1,100 721,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi 122,000 1,329,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Deaf 17,000 46,963,000 Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.04 % 1
 Druze 73,000 976,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 21,000 37,844,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 Greek 3,400 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Italian 6,800 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, Amhara 1,800 23,432,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jew, Bukharic Speaking 65,000 105,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Cochin 11,000 11,000 Malayalam Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Dutch 2,400 33,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 271,000 514,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Jew, English-speaking 93,000 6,211,000 English Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Jew, Ethiopian 76,000 80,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Jew, French 38,000 542,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Georgian 59,000 61,000 Judeo-Georgian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, German 14,000 95,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Hungarian Speaking 23,000 70,000 Hungarian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, Israeli Sabra 4,747,000 5,347,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.45 % 95
Jew, Judeo-Berber 3,000 3,000 Judeo-Berber Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Judeo-Moroccan 54,000 56,000 Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Kurdistani 36,000 36,000 Hulaula Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Kurdit 8,900 8,900 Lishana Deni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Lishanan 4,000 4,000 Lishan Noshan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Marathi 11,000 70,000 Marathi Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
Jew, Persian 55,000 65,000 Dzhidi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Polish 125,000 128,000 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 2
Jew, Portuguese 1,900 96,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Jew, Romanian 198,000 201,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.05 % 0.05 % 4
 Jew, Russian 466,000 734,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.15 % 9
 Jew, Spanish 43,000 61,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, Tunisian 10,000 13,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Turkish 45,000 50,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Yahudic 94,000 101,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Jew, Yemeni 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 72,000 88,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 8,600 3,462,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samaritan 900 1,900 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Spaniard 2,600 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Yevanic Unknown Unknown Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yudi, Tripolita'it 38,000 38,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  49 8,459,000         40 1.71 % 0.64 % 182 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 8,519,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   8,459,000 49 40 81.6 % 8,374,000 99.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 3,418.5 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 8,912.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 2,375.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,374.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
8,459,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Amharic amh 2 2 Complete Bible
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi yhd 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan aju 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian yud 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian ajt 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni jye 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 4 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bukharic bhh 1 1 Unspecified
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
Dutch nld 1 1 Complete Bible
Dzhidi jpr 1 1 New Testament
English eng 1 1 Complete Bible
French fra 1 1 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 1 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hebrew heb 5 5 Complete Bible
Hulaula huy 1 1 Unspecified
Hungarian hun 1 1 Complete Bible
Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic aij 1 1 Unspecified
Israeli Sign Language isr 1 1 Unspecified
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Judeo-Berber jbe 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Georgian jge 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Ladino lad 1 1 Complete Bible
Lishan Noshan trg 1 1 Bible Portions
Lishana Deni lsd 1 1 Bible Portions
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 41 49 40   18 18 23 28 21

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
1.7 %
Ethnic Religions
76.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
17.3 %
Non-Religious
3.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.8 %
Orthodox
41.9 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
7.3 %
Roman Catholic
37.4 %
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 Africa, North and Middle East. 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 Africa, North and Middle East 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 49
Unreached People Groups 40  (81.6%)
Population 8,459,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 8,374,000  (99.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 182
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 1.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.6%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 92%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IS
Official Language(s) HebrewArabic, Standard
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 169,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.