Culture Smart! Israel provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behaviour in Israel, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. This concise guide will tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! provides rare insights, and practical guidance, into cultures. The values, behaviour and customs of peoples have been formed over centuries which is why the unique information in Culture Smart! guides do not date in the same way as ordinary travel guides. Culture Smart! enables you to step into a world untouched by other guidebooks.
JEFFREY GERI is a South African-born writer living in Tel Aviv. After graduating with a B.Com LLb from the University of Witwatersrand, he practiced as a barrister before leaving Apartheid South Africa in the early 1960s to make his home in Israel. He has been involved in all aspects of Israeli life. He has brought up three Israeli sons and worked extensively in tourism and advertising. He has written several novels, two of which, Oh Henry and The Trouble With Francis, are based on the theme of immigration to Israel, and travel articles for the Israeli English-language press.
Brief History - Politics - Economic Life - Traditions - Friendships & Family - Relationships - Bureaucracy - Religion - Humour - Local Holidays - Taboos - Invitations - Gifts - Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working - Communication - Negotiating - Women in Society - Tips - Eating Out - Traditional Food - Dos and Don't - Making Friends