The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel - FLAI is the umbrella organization of all municipalities and local councils in Israel.

Its role is to represent the local authorities and to promote their interests in the Israeli parliament and government agencies. In addition, it provides support and advice to the local authorities and serves as the employers' organization of the local government.

The Federation of Local Authorities was established in 1938 under the name “Commonwealth of Local Authorities," and the British mandatory government recognized it as the representative body

of the Jewish local governments.

The 259 local member authorities are diverse: Jewish, Arab, Druze, Circassian, secular, and ultra-orthodox, consisting of cities in central Israel and cities from the periphery. Alongside, 54 regional authorities work in full collaboration with the organization. 

Mr. Haim Bibas, Mayor of Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut since 2008, was elected in 2014 by the majority of mayors in Israel to serve as the Chairman of the Federation.