Although there is ongoing unrest in Israel – the security situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories changes regularly but is always tense and unpredictable, while the foreign office advisies against travel to the borders with Palestine and Syria. Even so, trade with the UK has never been better, with annual growth of between 2% and 3% in 2015.
Bilateral trade between the two countries has now exceeded £3 billion in each of the last four years.
The top ten UK exports to Israel make up to 80% of all UK exports to Israel, and these include:
- general machinery
- chemicals and plastics
If you’re doing business, or thinking of doing business, in Israel then you’ll be all too aware of the hassle and expense of regularly travelling out there – and so you should consider keeping in touch with clients and colleague via conference call.
And here’s how to set up an international conference call for up to 100 participants, in just a few simple steps.
If you do have to travel out there, check out the gov.uk website for the latest foregin office advice on travelling to Israel.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Israel
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call, choose UK and Israel dial-in codes, then click ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email and to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 0 250 250
– Israel participants dial 02-3721325
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Israel?
Israel sits at the junction of three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia – and is bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. It has coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Arabia and the Red Sea.
What’s the best time to call Israel from the UK?
Although Tel Aviv sits over 3,000 miles from London and flight times clock in at just under five hours, the local time in Israel is just two hours ahead of the UK, so keep this in mind when arranging your conference call.