Israel, like most countries and territories, has a vast number of postal or zip codes. A unique address’s postal code in Israel consists of a series of numeric digits that indicate the region and city. The code is utilised by postal services to efficiently route mail to the intended recipient.
Israel’s postal codes follow a precise pattern that begins in the state’s northern region, with the numbers increasing steadily for each subsequent region along that line. With one exception, Israel’s postal-code system uses the same numbering scheme as other countries. Israel abandoned its old five-digit system in 2013 and adopted a seven-digit scheme.
The purpose of the move, which first made postal codes more complex, was to allow for the creation of more addresses. Under the previous five-digit system, the postal service had access to a maximum of 100,000 potential codes. However, since the alteration, 10 million distinct postal codes are now feasible. With an increasing population of about eight million people, the seven-digit postal code system was a necessary adjustment to the addressing structure. The Israeli Post website provides a search function for discovering the postal code for a specific region or city.
Following reforms and budget cuts, postal infrastructure, organisation, and personnel are inadequate in a number of regions of Israel, resulting in poor or nonexistent mail service. Residents of certain Israeli cities complain about delayed or nonexistent delivery, which is made worse by the closure of post offices and mailboxes.
The Israeli government approved the sale of shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to partially privatise the Israel Postal Company and other state-owned firms. After privatisation, the Israeli government retains a controlling stake in the Israel Postal service.