Anti-missionary groups oppose Messianic (Christian) meetings.
The Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation in Ashdod, southern Israel has experienced systematic harassment from the local anti-missionary group.
The attacks include intimidation, harassment, fear tactics, vandalism, curses, chanting, blocking the entrance to the church and disrupting services. The congregation initially won a court case against its harassers and obtained a restraining order, but that restraining order has been repeatedly ignored and violated. Ultra-Orthodox anti-missionary groups, such as Yad L’Achim, oppose Christian activity in Israel. Messianic Jews are Jews who recognize Jesus as the Messiah, but groups like Yad L’Achim do not see Messianics as true Jews.