The currency in Israel is NIS (New Israeli Shekels). There are money changers and ATMs both at the airport and scattered across the city.
Tel Aviv has a modern, regular, cheap and widespread bus network. You can pay the driver as you board the bus, but if you think you will be using public transport for most of your stay, consider getting a public transit card called Rav-Kav.
Tel Aviv is generally a safe city, but do be alert for pickpockets in particularly crowded areas.
Tipping between 10-15% is the general practice in restaurants. Waiters will prefer this in cash so make sure you have some small change with you!
Medical emergency services: 101
Hello/goodbye/general greeting - Shalom (which literally means ‘peace’)
Cool! Great! - Sababa
Yes - Ken
No - Lo
How’s it going? - Ech holech?
How much does this cost? - Kama zeh oleh?
Thanks! - Toda