Israel Harel is a pastor at Sha'ar Ha Emek (Jezreel Valley) in Israel. Israel and his wife Shlomit lived and ministered in Israel back in the 1980s. They spent some time in the United States where they helped found and lead an all-Hebrew speaking congregation in Los Angeles, California, reaching out to the large Israeli community that exists outside of Israel. They returned to Israel in 2005 to bring the gospel back to the people of Israel. Israel was co-pastoring in Karmiel with Yossi Ovadia and then began a new work at Sha'ar Ha Emek which he co-leads now with Yonatan.