Public telephones take phone cards or coins, depending on type. However, most take Israeli telephone cards, available in a number of denominations, and international telephone cards as well. Israeli cards are easily available from any post office and at various shops.
International calls can be made from phone card telephones, or from special telephone company offices in Israel's major cities. Telephone books are available in English as well as in Hebrew.
Power supply in Israel is 220 volt/50 cycles AC, although in major hotels there is usually a built-in 110-volt electric razor socket in bathrooms. Most sockets in Israel are three pronged, but different from those used in Europe, so tourists visiting Israel and bringing electrical products, would be well advised to take along an adaptor from home.