February 19, 2015 11:30 am -

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[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Food costs at the Israeli prime minister’s residence more than doubled after Benjamin Netanyahu took office in 2009, reaching nearly $120,000 in 2012, a third of it in takeout meals. The state paid about $2,000 a month to clean the Netanyahus’ private home in the seaside town of Caesarea, though the family spent most of its time in Jerusalem.

A report published Tuesday byIsrael’s state comptroller said these and other expenses — including $68,000 over two years in makeup, hairstyling and “presentation” for Mr. Netanyahu and his wife, Sara — “strayed from the cornerstone principles of financial management and the principles of proportionality, reasonableness, saving and efficiency.”

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Noting that Mrs. Netanyahu had reimbursed state coffers $1,035 after she was found to have pocketed the deposit money from recycled beverage bottles, the comptroller, Joseph Haim Shapira, said he had handed his investigative material over to the attorney general because it raised “suspicion of a criminal act.”

“This is public money, and the law for a penny is the law for 100,” Mr. Shapira said in the introduction to the 36-page report. “Public trust in government institutions is the foundation stone of every democratic regime.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Israeli Inquiry On Netanyahu And Wife’s Spending: ‘Suspicion Of A Criminal Act’

  1. mea_mark February 19th, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I wonder how much more bad press Netanyahu is going to get before coming to speak to the republicans? This has the makings for a real pr disaster.

    • bluejayray February 19th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I’m really hoping.

    • rg9rts February 19th, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      It doesn’t matter much here…but his election is in March…That is where the bad press belongs

  2. Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Well he seems to be part of the bad side of politics. He will fit right in when he is here hanging with boner.

    • bluejayray February 19th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      The similarities should be pointed out as often as possible. I wonder if Bibi is a booze-head like Boehner and his buddies.

      Edit–this may shed more light:

      • Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        Wow, that is a lot of alcohol. He must be boners long lost twin.

    • fahvel February 19th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      the image of him “hanging with boner” is just too too much just after I have eaten dinner.

  3. bluejayray February 19th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Conservatives are the same the world over. While they denigrate the poor and work to keep them poor, they are stealing the public blind to line their own pockets. i could live for several years on what they spent on makeup.

  4. Bunya February 19th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Let’s see … he loves the limelight, power and money.
    Sounds like the GOP to me. Too bad he’s backing the wrong horse.

  5. rg9rts February 19th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    And when showing off the residence…had the crew show the servants kitchen rather than his own…a sort of Jewish Checkers speech….this guy lives high on the hog and pretends to be just one of the unwashed masses…A Baggers delight.

  6. Snick1946 February 19th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    His party’s power base is with the more recent immigrants and the expansionists. I think he will win the election next month. It will take more than has come out before Israelis vote this bum out.