Israel - Culture Smart!
the essential guide to customs & culture
By Jeffrey Geri
(Kuperard, Paperback, 9781857333442, 168pp.)
Publication Date: January 2, 2007
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include
* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken
"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel
"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel
"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer
"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine
"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
JEFFREY GERI is a South African-born writer living in Tel Aviv. After graduating with a B.Com LLb from the University of Witwatersrand, he practiced as a barrister before leaving Apartheid South Africa in the early 1960s to make his home in Israel. He has been involved in all aspects of Israeli life. He has brought up three Israeli sons and worked extensively in tourism and advertising. He has written several novels, two of which, Oh Henry and The Trouble With Francis, are based on the theme of immigration to Israel, and travel articles for the Israeli English-language press.