90% of these websites are in Hebrew, but you're probably already learning the language in an ulpan, and studying them will be excellent practice for professional language. Install some Google Translate app on your phone, as they say here, and let's go!
In Israel, it used to be quite challenging to find studios for 2-3 hours. Most photographers rented their studios for half a day or a full day. This could cost anywhere between 1500 to 2000 shekels. Recently, more studios have started offering hourly rentals. In Israel, studios are seen as a competitive advantage over other photographers, and often, the studio business only pays off if the photographer actively uses it and occasionally rents it out to colleagues. Be prepared for the photographer to inquire about who you will be shooting for.
I'll say right away that it's cheaper to buy electronics in Eilat city because the price is not include VAT that is high in Israel or in some trips to Dubai, but if you have to, here are the links. I recommend you to have a spare gear in case yours breaks. Repairs, like any services in Israel, are not cheap
In Israel, there aren't that many magazines, and here is a link to the ones I found. I'd be happy to add to the list
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