Jerusalem is at it’s strongest when it’s connected to the rest of the world. Through email, fax, telephone, the internet. One aspect of connection that many people seem to take for granted or forget is the Israel postal service. Whether you’re in need of products from many online retailers, or just want to send letters or postcards to loved ones and family, the Israeli Postal Service has you covered.

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Imagine having to go to the store every time you made a purchase. Imagine the time that it would take from your day having to go to this store, find your ideal product, and then carry it back to your home. It would add many hours of difficult time to your week. The time that now you can spend doing the things you enjoy with the people you love.

International Mail

As many Israeli’s often experience, many of our loved ones live, work, or both across the sea. In places all over Western Europe and North America. Also, many of our children spend much of their time traveling and experiencing new places and cultures.

A text feels very impersonal, and a phone call with a robotic voice hardly leaves a lasting impression. However, receiving a postcard or personal mail from someone can mean a lot. It shows you’ve taken actual time out of your day to think about them. You spent, even more, time writing to them and staying in contact.


The United States has the second largest Jewish population, closely following Israel itself. This means that the USPS and the Israeli Post Office work together on a daily basis to ensure products, packages, and envelopes reach their destinations. They have setup a time and cost efficient process that expedites the process significantly. As America’s greatest ally in the middle east, Israel is also afforded many import and export benefits. The relationship is healthy and only makes these two great nations even more powerful.


Whether you’re shipping from the United States to Israel or Israel to the United States, you’re going to need the appropriate number of stamps. The most common form is to send mail from the United States to international countries. First-class international mail costs a flat standard rate of $1.15 cents no matter which country you plan on sending it to.

Where To Buy Stamps

There are many popular locations to purchase stamps. If you’re in the United States, you can purchase stamps from these traditional retailers. Here is a list of those retailers.

  1. The Post Office
  2. Staples
  3. Walgreens
  4. Walmart
  5. Krogers
  6. Pharmacies
  7. CVS
  8. 711

711 isn’t the most reliable but will usually have them.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth article on the many locations you can buy stamps, please read our American sister website,

If you’re from Israel, your options are a bit more limited. You must go to a physical post office location in order to buy stamps there. It’s an inconvenience and a timely one at that. Since most if not all your packages, stamps, and mail is done through the post office, you’re in for a long wait.