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Facsimile facilities are widely available.


ISP's include Internet Gold and PalNet,

There are several Internet cafes.


Telegram facilities are available to guests in most deluxe hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and in major post offices.


 Full International Direct Dialling service is available.

 The Israel country code is 972.

 The Outgoing international code is 00.

 Local telephone directories are in Hebrew, however there is a special English language version for tourists.

Mobile telephones

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 1800 and 900 networks are operated by Partner Communications (Orange), Cellcom and Cellcom Israel LTD. These provide coverage virtually all over Israel, including over parts of the sea.

 Visitors should observe that it is illegal to drive whilst holding a mobile telephone.


Airmail to Europe takes up to 1 week. There are Poste Restante facilities in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Post office hours may differ but are generally Sunday to Tuesday and Thursday 8.00 am to 12.00 am and 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Wednesdays 8.00 am to 1.30 pm and Fridays 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.

All post offices are closed on Shabbat (Saturday) and holy days, however, central telegraph offices are open throughout the year.


The main dailies are Ma’ariv, Ha’aretz and Yedioth Aharonoth. Newspapers are printed in a range of languages, including English. Political and religious associations are common.

The English language daily is the Jerusalem Post. The Jerusalem Post International Edition is available weekly and goes out to 95 countries.


BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies change and the most up to date can be found online.