mailing to Palestine....
April 18, 2005 10:44 AM   Subscribe

How do I address an envelope for something going in the mail to Ramala, Palestine? Asking this for a friend...
posted by fabesfaves to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Like one of these, methinks.
posted by iconomy at 10:58 AM on April 18, 2005

Address (street or PO)
Ramala, Palestine
posted by iconomy at 11:00 AM on April 18, 2005

Isn't it spelled Ramallah?
posted by matildaben at 11:29 AM on April 18, 2005

You don't list your country, but the US Postal Service requires the country name, in English, to be listed on the last line by itself. Also, they don't list Palestine in their International Mail Manual, so it might be necessary to say Israel. I'd just go into my local post office and ask them, especially because the postal rate to Israel is different, and I wouldn't want to overpay or guess wrong.
posted by stopgap at 11:33 AM on April 18, 2005

Frank's Compulsive Guide says to use "PALESTINIAN TERRITORY" as the country name.
posted by reynaert at 12:22 PM on April 18, 2005

Yep. Careful with the use of 'Palestine', as it's a political statement just to call it that.
posted by yellowcandy at 12:29 PM on April 18, 2005

Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses suggests PALESTINIAN TERRITORY and also using WEST BANK or GAZA. (Remember, normalized addresses on U.S. mail are all capitals). So it would be:


The fact that it isn't in the IMM is troubling, but Frank is quite familiar with the IMM, and he has never steered me wrong before...

On preview, what reynaert said.
posted by grouse at 12:29 PM on April 18, 2005

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