Freedom of Information Law

According to the Freedom of Information Law (1998), any Israeli citizen or resident is entitled to receive any information in the possession of a public authority (written, recorded, filmed, photographed, or computerized).
According to the Freedom of Information Law, the handling of contacts to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is motivated first and foremost by the approach according to which openness and transparency are the Authority’s duty toward the citizen.
The Freedom of Information Law enshrines the citizen’s right to receive information from public authorities, and the duty of the Authority to provide the information.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is making an effort to apply the law not merely literally, with all of its details and its finer points, but also in accordance with its spirit, while taking extra care to safeguard the rights of those contacting it as well as the rights of the objects of the contacts.
 

Submitting a request to the point of contact

To obtain information, the Point of Contact for the Freedom of Information Law must be 
contacted via email,
at the following address: Hofesh-hameida@moag.gov.il
Request for Information form (In Hebrew) under the Freedom of Information Law
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Fee payment

In accordance with regulations 2 and 3 of the Freedom of Information Regulations (Fees) 1999, receipt of information under the Freedom of Information Law requires that a fee be paid. The fee calculation is according to the values in the table​.

Government Payments Service: Pay fee (In Hebrew)​

Exemptions from fee payment
  • To avoid unnecessary payment of a fee, it is advisable to check whether the requested information  might already exist on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development website.
  • Information a person seeks about himself or herself is exempt of a request fee. It is also exempt of a handling fee of up to 4 work hours.