The Church of God (Pentecostal) maintains a small community in Jerusalem, Nazareth and the Palestinian Authority, with an International Centre on the Mount of Olives. A number of Pentecostal Churches are active in Israel. These include the Assemblies of God, the Church of God, the Church of God Prophecy, the Cornerstone and the Voice of Healing (Christ to Nations).
Three Protestant communal agricultural settlements have been established in different parts of Israel in recent years. Kfar Habaptistim (Baptists' Village), north of Petakh Tikvah, was founded in 1955, and besides farming provides conference and summer camp facilities for the Baptist and other protestant communities in the country. Nes Amim, near Nahariya, was founded by a group of Dutch and German Protestant communities in the country. Nes Amim, near Nahariya, was founded by a group of Dutch and German Protestants in 1963, as an international centre for the promotion of Christian understanding of Israel.
Just west of Jerusalem, Yad Hashmonah, founded in 1971, operates a guesthouse for Christian visitors and pilgrims from Finland.
In addition to those already mentioned, there are any number of other, numerically small, Protestant denominational groups present in Israel.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) established a small community in Haifa in 1886 and in Jerusalem in 1972. Menbership of the Church in Israel today numbers almost 200, with an additional 170 students of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies- a branch of Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah (USA).The International Christian support for Israel and for Jerusalem as its eternal capital. It is a centre where Christians from all over the world cam gain a biblical understanding of the country and of Israel as a modern nation. The ICEJ international network includes offices and representatives in scores of countries worldwide.
Freedom of Religion
The basic attitude of the state toward religious pluralism found expression in Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence:
The State of Israel…will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the Prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture…
The document "expresses the nation's vision and its credo" and adherence to these principles has been assured by law. Each religious community is free to exercise its faith, to observe its own holy days and weekly day of rest, and to administer its own internal affairs.