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Foreign Press Department

Foreign Press Department

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.

Director, Foreign Press Dept.

Ron Paz
  • Ron Paz
  • 02-5007517
  • 02-6235897
  • Sunday through Thursday 9:00-16:00
  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 09:00-16:00


  • Efraim Roseman
  • North American, UK and Australian Press; Information Services
  • 02-5007512
  • Maria Elkin
  • East European and Russian Press
  • 02-5007536
  • Vered Kopolovich
  • German, Austrian, Swiss and Benelux Press
  • 02-5007519
  • Pnina Aizenman
  • Other European and Latin American Press
  • 02-5007514
  • Roula Manassa Bassal
  • Middle East and Arab Press
  • 02-5007506
  • Adva Sapir
  • Culture desk
  • 02-5007516
  • Ron Paz
  • Also responsible for the Economic desk and Asian Press
  • 02-5007517