The company is in talks to lease warehouses of at least 270,000 square feet in the country, as part of a plan to set up a local shipping center

Amazon is preparing to set up local retail activity in Israel. The company is negotiating the lease of warehouses in central Israel for operational activities and for supplying the local market, people familiar with the matter who spoke on conditions of anonymity told Calcalist.
┬áIf the negotiations come to fruition, Amazon will also launch a targeted website for Israeli consumers, these people said, adding that Amazon is interested in leasing a minimum 270,000 square feet of warehouses (25,000 square meters) and is more likely to prefer a location near the city of Modi’in, 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Tel Aviv.

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