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Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch © FDFA
Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch © FDFA

Dear fellow Swiss,
dear friends of Switzerland, 

Let me extend a warm welcome to all visitors of the website of the Swiss Embassy in Israel. 

The relations between Switzerland and Israel in the area of politics, economy, science and culture are constantly developing. The personal network between the two countries is a dynamic factor: Almost 20’000 Swiss citizens (the majority of them double citizens) chose to live in Israel, while over 1000 Israeli citizens live in Switzerland. Thousands of Israeli are travelling every year to Switzerland and thousands of Swiss citizens visit Israel each year, taking advantage of the dense flight connections between our two countries. 

This site is meant to be a gateway for anyone who is interested in Switzerland. Do you plan to visit Switzerland and need any tourist information? Are you interested in business opportunities in Switzerland? Would you like to find out more about our political system, about our system of federalism and direct democracy? Do you have to hand in a form at the Embassy and you want to fill it in quietly at home? To all of these questions and to many more you can find an answer on our homepage. 

It is my wish that the following "Swiss Pages" will constitute for you a useful source of information regarding Switzerland, the activities of this Embassy and the services which it is able to offer. The information you are going to find here will be amended in accordance with occurring needs and I wish to thank the users in advance for any suggestions helping us to offer an even better service to you. 

For any additional information about Switzerland you can contact us by e-mail. The staff of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tel Aviv will be happy to be of assistance. 

Thank you for visiting our website and best regards 

The Ambassador of Switzerland
Jean-Daniel Ruch