The Knesset approved on Monday a bill sponsored by United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev to allow Israelis who receive notices of registered mail to know the identity of the sender. This will enable recipients to assess the urgency of the letter or package before rushing off to the post office to claim it.
The new law will require private mail deliverers as well as the Israel Postal Service to state the origin of the item. Currently, the law does not require it.
MK Maklev described it as “social legislation to help the public avoid unnecessary inconvenience. We are correcting an injustice of many years with this law … as it so often happens that after traveling to the post office and waiting for a long time on line, the recipient finally gets the registered mail, only to find that it is of no importance to him whatsoever.”