The telephone service in Israel is world-class. Currently PalTel the only telecommunication company operating in Palestine and provides state-of-the-art technology and advanced services across the Palestinian communities.
The country-code for Israel and the Palestinian Territories is 972 (Palestine is 970 from Jordan and other Arab countries). Israeli and Palestinian area codes commence with a zero (e.g. 02-123-4567), so if you calling Israel from overseas, drop the zero (i.e. +972-2-123-4567).
Jordan offers a variety of customized personal services to suit your every need, enriching the way you stay in touch. The international dialing code for Jordan is +962.
If you hold a cell-phone and/or handheld wireless device that is programmed for international service, it will work automatically in Israel and Palestine. Alternatively, cell-phones can be rented as soon as you arrive in Israel.
Cellcom with prefix 052 and Orange with prefix 054 both operate services within Israel, while there are two world class mobile operators working in Palestine. Jawwal Mobile (www.jawwal.ps) with a prefix 059. The second mobile carrier which will soon become operations is Wataniya Mobile with a prefix 056.
Zain with prefix 079, Umniah 078 and Orange mobiles 078 are available within Jordan.
There are public phones throughout Israel, Palestine and Jordan. You’ll need to buy a magnetic card o use them: they’re readily available at newsstands, supermarkets, post offices or at your hotel front desk.
Internet and E-mail
Almost every hotel has internet access – in-room and/or wi-fi and/or at its Business Center. Internet cafes are to be found everywhere too. Laptops are always dual-voltage so all you’ll need is a European-style two-pin converter plug that will work in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
The Post Office
Post offices are everywhere in Israel and Jordan, and are the ideal place to buy stamps, mail letters or packages. Most hotels’ front desks or concierges have stamps too. Unfortunately, due to Israeli Occupation restrictions, the postal service in Palestine is very limited and we advise you to send postcards etc while in Israel or Jordan. All three countries have good access to international couriers.
U.S. Consulate Tel.: +972.2.622.7230 Fax: +972.2.625.9270 http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/
British Consulate : Tel: +970 (0) +972 (0)2 5414141 / 56 Fax +970 (0) 2 5322368 http://www.ukinjerusalem.fco.gov.uk
Spanish Consulate Tel.: +972.2. 563.3473 / +972.2. 535.0101 Fax 563.2059
Representation of Sri Lanka: Tel.: +972.2. 2904522 Fax +972.2. 2904271/2
French Consulate: +972.2. 6259481/6298500 Fax 6259178 http://www.consulfrance-jerusalem.org
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem : Tel: +972.2.6282323/6272280 Fax 6271652 http://www.lpj.org
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Of Jerusalem Tel. 0 54 21 7146 Fax.0 26 27 3016 www.gopoj.org
Ben-Gurion Airport: +970 (0) 3-9752386 Fax: 3-9752387 www.iaa.gov.il
Allenby border Terminal : +972.2. 2325054 Fax 2323555 www.iaa.gov.il
Sunday to Thursday – 08:00 – 00:20 Friday and Saturday – 08:00 – 15:00
Taba Border Terminal: +970 (0) 3-9758300 Fax +970 (0) 3-9758302 www.iaa.gov.il
The Terminal is open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, with the exception of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, when the Terminal is closed.
Jordan River Border Terminal: +970 (0) 4 – 6093400 Fax +970 (0) 4 – 6586421 www.iaa.gov.il
Sunday to Thursday: 06:30 – 21:00
Friday and Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00
Ministry of tourism in Israel: Tel 02 6664200 Fax 6664450 www.goisrael.com
Palestinian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities: Tel: 02-2402533 Fax: 02-2402531 www.visit-palestine.com
Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities (Jordan): Tel +962 6 4603360 Fax 6- 4648465 www.tourism.jo
Ministry of Tourism(Egypt): Tel 0020 2638029 www.egypttourism.org