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
International Direct Dialling service is available.
Israel country code is 972.
Outgoing international code is 00.
telephone directories are in Hebrew, however there is a special
English language version for tourists.
System for Mobile communications (GSM) 1800 and
900 networks are operated by Partner Communications (Orange),
Cellcom Israel LTD. These provide coverage virtually all over Israel,
including over parts of the sea.
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
All post offices are closed on Shabbat (Saturday)
and holy days, however, central telegraph offices are open throughout
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.
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.