The freedom of Information Law, 5758-1988, recognizes the legal right of every Israeli citizen, resident or lawfully registered corporation to receive private or public information held by public authorities.
The law establishes the right of every citizen or resident to receive information from a public authority, subject to some specified restrictions. These restrictions exist in order to protect certain rights and interests, such as state security, privacy and professional and trade secrets.
The law specifies who is entitled to receive information, what type of information authorities are required or allowed to provide, details regarding the content of provided information, the discretion of public authorities when providing information, as well as instructions and guidelines regarding the procedures for submitting requests and handling requests.
Submitting a request for information
Requests for information from the Ministry of Tourism shall be submitted to the Freedom of Information Commissioner at the ministry by e-mail
using a request form
. The request shall include a detailed and accurate reference to the requested information in order to allow its retrieval and handling of the request.
Payment of a request fee is required in order to receive information under the Freedom of Information Law. Such payment can be made online
or through the Postal Bank.
For payment of the request fee through the Postal Bank:
Account no. 242717
Branch 001 – Main Branch
In some cases information may not be provided for reasons specified in the Freedom of Information Law. If the requested information does not exist or may not be provided, request fee shall not be reimbursed.
For inquiries and clarifications contact the Strategy, Policy and Freedom of Information Coordinator, Ms. Irit Malul.