Focus on Israel (FOI for short) is one of the oldest gentile Christian missionary organisations still working in the Land of Israel. Our roots go back to the Pentecostal revival of the early 20th century and to the time of the British Mandate for Palestine, in the years between World Wars One and Two.
During our nearly one hundred years of history, our operations have varied. We have sent traditional-style missionary couples to the field, run a Bible bookshop in Jerusalem, operated a cross-cultural church congregation composed of Jews, Arabs and British ex-patriates, run a coffee bar for Israeli soldiers and supported holocaust survivors. We have also supported work on the Arab side of the Arab-Israeli divide that sadly still exists.