The official language of the conference is English.
Weather and Clothing
Israel’s northern and coastal regions are classified as Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool rainy winters; whereas the southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate.
Israel enjoys temperate weather throughout the year. No rain is expected from early spring through late autumn.
May is early summer in Israel.
Along with avoiding excessive exposure to the sun, visitors are recommended to wear protective head coverings and use sun blocks.
Jerusalem and the Galilee are colder than Tel Aviv, especially in the evening. Light jacket is recommended.
For the daily weather forecast for Israel visit The Israel Meteorological Service Website
Throughout the Conference dress code will be business casual while visiting religious sites a modest dress code is recommended.
The unit of currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) commonly known as the Shekel.
Most international credit cards are accepted.
Current exchange rates are available on: http://www.boi.gov.il/firsteng.htm
Electricity in Israel is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a three-pin connecting plug.
Value Added Tax Reimbursement
According to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law, a foreign tourist is able to benefit from a zero rate of VAT on a vast array of services obtained during a stay in Israel. In addition, a special arrangement exists whereby a tourist may also request a VAT refund on purchases made during a stay.
For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance, Israeli Department of Customs and VAT.