Day 16

DECEMBER | 2021

Israel

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Israel faces an ongoing challenge of weapons being smuggled from Iran to Hezbollah militia bases in Israel. Israeli leaders need wisdom to protect their people from this threat. We declare that this nation will be a model for other countries in offering protection, good governance, health care, and the promotion of human rights. May He inspire the chosen people of God to behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (The Bible, John 1:29)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Israel is a republic with a president as head of state. However, the president’s powers are largely ceremonial; the prime minister holds the executive power. Isaac Herzog is the Israel President and Incumbent Naftali Bennett is serving as Prime Minister from 13 June 2021. Tensions between the nation of Israel and Palestine have existed for more than a century. Ever since the 20th century, the two nations have had to contest over land, especially in post-WWII in 1948 when Israel was established as a Jewish state in the area in which it surrounds today.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Reuven Rivlin
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Naftali Bennett
POPULATION
8,049,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Judaism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
45,284
LIFE EXPECTANCY
81.38 yrs
LITERACY RATE
97.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
21%