IEF originally stood for the “Israel Education Forum“, which began in 2009 as a network of Messianic Jewish. evangelical Arab and international education institutions in Israel. In 2013, IEF-International, the Scottish registered charity, broadened its vision and is today also working with academia and professional networks. IEF-International’s objective is the building of God’s Kingdom in Israel and amongst all its people. It does so through the NCMI (Norwegian Church Ministry to Israel) and in partnership with Israeli professionals, networks, and organisations. IEF-International partners in training, support, and reconciliation activities. John Sode-Woodhead who originally instigated IEF, is seconded to the NCMI as their Israel Director.