The first votes were cast in Australia and New Zealand.
Israeli missions around the world used official social media accounts to protest a new government policy of asking them to independently raise funds to finance events.
Katz still set to visit Athens
No consular services will be provided and no one will be allowed to enter the embassies or consulates.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have warned in recent days of the increased threat posed by the Iran.
On Thursday, Israeli representatives who are stationed outside of the State of Israel send in their votes for the September 17th elections.
The government of Finland takes very seriously the recent vandalism and attacks against the Embassy of Israel in Helsinki, Finland.
Diplomats and employees in the Israeli Foreign Service are often mocked for working in jobs that consist of frequenting cocktail parties and soirées.
"Our position on the matter of Israel has been very clearly expressed by the ruling party,” South African Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said.