What Are the ZIP Codes for Israel?


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International postal address tools such as Address Doctor provide lists of Israeli postal codes. Israel uses a seven-digit system of postal codes, which are commonly known in the US as ZIP codes. The five-digit system used before 2013 is no longer valid for Israeli mail.

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What Are the ZIP Codes for Israel?
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Postal codes are a series of numbers or letters used to identify subdivisions of a region or country to speed sorting and delivery of mail to the appropriate recipient. Automated machines sort modern postal codes to reduce time and effort expended searching for the appropriate city and street. Postal codes can differ within cities and are not necessarily numbered according to geographic proximity to other postal codes.

Several areas in Israel experience poor or no postal delivery due to under-equipped postal infrastructure, organization, and lack of personnel following reforms and budget cuts. Residents of some Israeli cities raise complaints of late or nonexistent delivery exacerbated by shutdown post offices and mailboxes.

The Israeli government approved of partial privatization of the Israel Postal Company, among other state-owned companies, through the sale of shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The Israeli government maintains a majority share in the Israel Postal service after privatization of the company.

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