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Useful information about Israel




Language: Hebrew, Arabic

Capital City:
Jerusalem

Population:
8.3 million

Area:
8,000 square miles

Telephone Calling Code:
972

Electricity:
220V, 50 Hz

 
  A link to a map of Israel for your use 
A link to a map of Israel for your use A map system that is a very good tool for finding more about israel

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  National Holidays 
National Holidays March-June: Purim, Passover, Independence Day, Shavu'otDeptember-October: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Hakippurim, Sukkot December: Chanukah Shabbat (The Sabbath) and HolidaysShabbat commences at sundown on Friday eveningand continues until sundown Saturday night.Holidays also begin at sundown on the preceding eveningand end at night.During Shabbat and major holiday...

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  Currency and Value Added Tax info 
Currency and Value Added Tax info Currency-The currency is in NIS - New Israeli Shekel. Many merchants will take dollars and give change in shekels.Surprisingly, when you do this the rate of exchange is usually quite good. Also there are many ATM machines that will debit your U.S. account andgive you shekels at a great exchange rate.Banks and post offices can change your dollars into shekels...

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  Climate 
Climate The climate in Israel is "Mediterranean". Summers are from April through October and are warm and dry. June through September can be very warm! Winters, from November through March, are generally mild, with some rain. It can be quite cool in the hilly regions and Jerusalem has been known to see just a touch of snow.The climate varies from place to place. Jer...

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  Cuisine 
Cuisine Israel is known in the Bible as the "land of milk and honey". Today Israel is widely credited with a rich and distinctive cuisinereflecting the diversity of Israeli society,but with roots deeply planted in Jewish and regional customs.The cuisine of Israel is defined by the influences of Oriental and Western flavors. Most of the country's restaurants are kosh...

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  Phone Service 
Phone Service The international access code for Israel is +972. The local phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators; otherwise mobile phones can easily be rented.most hotels will provide free WiFi. many coffee shops and restaurants will do the same.

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  Safety 
Safety Forget what you've read in the papers or seen on TVIsrael is a very safe place to visit. You are far more likely to run into trouble in any major U.S. city than anywhere in Israel. Behave in Israel the way you would in those cities. Be careful where you go at night. You will see soldiers carry guns on the streets, in cars and on buses. Soldiers are required ...

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  Shops 
Shops The 11th commandment - Thou shell support the economy of Israel.In Israel's major cities shops are usually open from 9:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m, Sunday through Thursday. More and more shopping malls are springing up throughout the country, with more flexible hours. On Fridays shops usually close between 2:00-3:30 pm, and most places of business in Jewish areas ...

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  Transportation 
Transportation Taxis - All urban taxis are equipped with meters and are required by law to operate them. Don't use a taxi if the driver refuses to use the meter. Shared taxis (sherut in Hebrew), at a fixed rate per passenger, are available between major cities, and on certain urban routes as well, such as to and from the airport. Buses - Buses are the most popular means o...

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  Useful Hebrew Words 
Useful Hebrew Words Whenever you go to a foreign country, it is good idea to familiarize yourselfwith the local language and customs. Most people in Israel speak English. Below are a few common Hebrew phrases that will help you get by in Israel.

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  Useful links 
Useful links Useful Web links to Israel

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