The GPO is responsible for the official relations with the Foreign Press community on behalf of the Israeli Government. The multi-lingual GPO staff provides service in Arabic, English, Russian and Spanish. The department also provides service to the economic press and deals with cultural issues and public diplomacy vis-à-vis Israel beyond the conflict.
We provide ongoing service to foreign journalists including issuing press/GPO credentials, assistance with permits, work visas and with a smooth entry into Israel, professional tours, briefings and press conferences and providing regularly various professional updated information - all under its main goal to enable a free and professional coverage of the State of Israel while improving its image in the world media. The GPO also monitors and collects, on a daily basis, stories in the foreign press about the State of Israel and sends the survey to the relevant government offices.