Security concerns when shipping to Israel
There is a lot of unrest in Israel at the moment, making it a volitile country for both travel and shipping. These times of civil war make it increasingly hard to have confidence that your package will be received properly on the other end. There could be workers that would normally handle your package unavailable due to the civil fighting, or even some infrastructure like postal offices or sorting facilities that are damaged or destroyed that can impact your shipment getting to its destination.
Transit times when shipping to Israel
As far as shipping times goes, you can still pay for faster transit times with whichever shipping provider you choose and they will be able to break out the time frames for you. But keep in mind that because of the security concerns mentioned above, this transit time will be when it gets to the country as opposed to when it gets to your intended recipient. You should keep this in mind when trying to send something that requires a certain time frame for delivery, for instance.
Tracking your shipping to Israel
The only way to really know if your shipment gets to its intended recipient is to use a tracking system for your package. Typically this is a bar code with an associated number that you can check on to see where your package is in its route and when it arrives. This will let you know where it gets held up or when it reaches its final destination so that you can have the peace of mind of knowing what is happening with your shipment once it is out of your hands.
Shipping limitations to Israel
Before sending anything to Israel, it is smart to check on the most recent list of shipping limitations to make sure your contents are allowed. The list does vary from time to time but examples of things restricted into the country are live plants and vegetation, chemicals and weapons of any kinds. If you try to send a restricted item, your package will be seized and either returned of kept in their possession.