Organisation of the Week in Israel Sunday is a weekday in Israel. All works stop at sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday. Saturday is the day of rest (Shabbat). The service at hotels is reduced during this period.
Currency In Israel the currency is Israeli New Shekel (ILS). 1 GBP = approx. 6 ILS.
Conventions and Customs Outside religious sites, in the hotels and surrounding beaches, you are allowed to dress in regular clothing.
Although food and drink will still be served in hotels during Ramadan, you should avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public places out of courtesy.
When visiting religious sites such as Jerusalem, you are not allowed to wear shorts. Women must cover arms and hair (e.g. with a scarf) and public displays of affection are forbidden. Be extra vigilant when using public transport and when visiting religious sites.