Back in 2010, WIPO voted to allow the Israel Patent Office to become an International search Authority. Since then, the Israel Patent Office has provided International Search Report (ISR) style searches for new applications first filed in Israel where applicant declares an interest in filing abroad.
Additionally, regular examinations are now provided in IPEA style.
In 2012, WIPO and the Israel Patent Office was decide if the IPO is ready to become an ISA. Depending on the cost and quality of a Blue & White search, patent attorneys in eligible jurisdictions (just Israel? Israel and Micronesia? elsewhere?) will advise applicants accordingly. Is the Israel Patent Office ready?