Israel IL

1,561,368

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

53,673

Indicated decisions 2014

7.9 million

Population

149,000

Christians
31,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Israel
  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Israel is an island in a sea of Islamic countries, and survives through ingenuity and U.S. support.
    Many Palestinians live inside the country; their social control is Shame-based (Islamic version). 
    Palestinian authority, administered by Israel, is discussed under Palestinian Territories.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Human Development Index- 19th; Gospel Visits to Population- 19.71% (15th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 19.79% (18th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    19/187
  • Internet Access

    75.80% (30th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Jews (75.5%); Arabs (20.4%); Others (4.1%, includes European, African, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, North and South American).
  • Common Languages

    Hebrew, Arabic
  • Economy

    Has strong economy with industry, high-tech, and agriculture as main revenue sources.
    High defense spending, cost of new immigrants, and water crisis hinders growth.
    Israel lacks natural resources, but undersea oil off the coast may change this.
  • History / Politics

    Founded in 1948 as a Jewish state, ending 1,900 years of homelessness.
    Has had six wars with border states between 1948 and 2006, and Gaza war in 2009.
    Citizens remain deeply divided about the peace process and the Palestinian problem.
  • Spirituality

    Belief in Jesus as Messiah has grown recently, so that at least 12,000 Jews believe.
    The church in Israel is fragmented due to ethnic and language differences.
    Most Jews in Israel are completely secular and Jewish only in ethnicity.
    Political complications have a strong religious component that only Christians can help.
  • Prayers

    Pray that more and more Jews will be open to the true Messiah.
    Pray that the church in Israel will become united for the good of the Gospel.
    Pray for the political challenges and that God might be glorified through resolution.
    Pray for the Jews, Muslims, and Druze to become more open to the Gospel.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.

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