Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a gossipy scandal on Tuesday: Israel's government watchdog released a report into alleged financial malfeasance at the prime minister's residence, while his wife faced criticism for pettiness and possible security breaches after complaining in a video about the shabbiness of the kitchen at their official Jerusalem residence.

The uproar jolted an election campaign in which Netanyahu's opponents have tried to portray him as enjoying a lavish lifestyle and being out of touch with the struggles of average Israelis. Netanyahu's allies angrily dismissed the allegations as part of a campaign to deflect attention from more serious issues over Israel's security challenges.

In its report, the state comptroller, an official watchdog agency, cited large sums of public money spent on food, furniture and gardening at the couple's official residence and their private home in the exclusive coastal city of Caesarea. It also said the couple pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining guests.

The Netanyahus are no strangers to such scrutiny. The prime minister has long been saddled with an image as a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite, while his wife has come under fire for her own expensive tastes and alleged abusive behavior toward staff.

The Netanyahus accuse the Israeli media of a longstanding witch hunt against them. In a statement, Netanyahu said he respects the findings of the comptroller and pledged to implement recommendations to curb wasteful spending. At the same time he lashed out at the "ongoing media campaign" aimed at toppling him from power.

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Why does the U.S. still give Israel $4 billion in yearly aid?
 

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a gossipy scandal on Tuesday: Israel's government watchdog released a report into alleged financial malfeasance at the prime minister's residence, while his wife faced criticism for pettiness and possible security breaches after complaining in a video about the shabbiness of the kitchen at their official Jerusalem residence.

The uproar jolted an election campaign in which Netanyahu's opponents have tried to portray him as enjoying a lavish lifestyle and being out of touch with the struggles of average Israelis. Netanyahu's allies angrily dismissed the allegations as part of a campaign to deflect attention from more serious issues over Israel's security challenges.

In its report, the state comptroller, an official watchdog agency, cited large sums of public money spent on food, furniture and gardening at the couple's official residence and their private home in the exclusive coastal city of Caesarea. It also said the couple pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining guests.

The Netanyahus are no strangers to such scrutiny. The prime minister has long been saddled with an image as a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite, while his wife has come under fire for her own expensive tastes and alleged abusive behavior toward staff.

The Netanyahus accuse the Israeli media of a longstanding witch hunt against them. In a statement, Netanyahu said he respects the findings of the comptroller and pledged to implement recommendations to curb wasteful spending. At the same time he lashed out at the "ongoing media campaign" aimed at toppling him from power.

More: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

Why does the U.S. still give Israel $4 billion in yearly aid?

Oh, please, if that sort of thing bothered the left, Obama would have been sent packing. Little compares to the life of luxury the Obamas enjoy.


Oooh, money for food and furniture. And we all know you get rich off the money from recycling bottles.

Everything listed there is a fraction of what the Obamas do. Michelle has the biggest staff any first lady ever had. They've taken countless lavish vacations and Obama practically lives at the golf course. If any world leader wants to meet with him, I suggest they go to the course and catch up with him.
 
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a gossipy scandal on Tuesday: Israel's government watchdog released a report into alleged financial malfeasance at the prime minister's residence, while his wife faced criticism for pettiness and possible security breaches after complaining in a video about the shabbiness of the kitchen at their official Jerusalem residence.

The uproar jolted an election campaign in which Netanyahu's opponents have tried to portray him as enjoying a lavish lifestyle and being out of touch with the struggles of average Israelis. Netanyahu's allies angrily dismissed the allegations as part of a campaign to deflect attention from more serious issues over Israel's security challenges.

In its report, the state comptroller, an official watchdog agency, cited large sums of public money spent on food, furniture and gardening at the couple's official residence and their private home in the exclusive coastal city of Caesarea. It also said the couple pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining guests.

The Netanyahus are no strangers to such scrutiny. The prime minister has long been saddled with an image as a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite, while his wife has come under fire for her own expensive tastes and alleged abusive behavior toward staff.

The Netanyahus accuse the Israeli media of a longstanding witch hunt against them. In a statement, Netanyahu said he respects the findings of the comptroller and pledged to implement recommendations to curb wasteful spending. At the same time he lashed out at the "ongoing media campaign" aimed at toppling him from power.

More: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

Why does the U.S. still give Israel $4 billion in yearly aid?

Oh, please, if that sort of thing bothered the left, Obama would have been sent packing. Little compares to the life of luxury the Obamas enjoy.


Oooh, money for food and furniture. And we all know you get rich off the money from recycling bottles.

Everything listed there is a fraction of what the Obamas do. Michelle has the biggest staff any first lady ever had. They've taken countless lavish vacations and Obama practically lives at the golf course. If any world leader wants to meet with him, I suggest they go to the course and catch up with him.
The U.S. doesn't receive billions in foreign aid. Also, slaves built the White House.
 

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a gossipy scandal on Tuesday: Israel's government watchdog released a report into alleged financial malfeasance at the prime minister's residence, while his wife faced criticism for pettiness and possible security breaches after complaining in a video about the shabbiness of the kitchen at their official Jerusalem residence.

The uproar jolted an election campaign in which Netanyahu's opponents have tried to portray him as enjoying a lavish lifestyle and being out of touch with the struggles of average Israelis. Netanyahu's allies angrily dismissed the allegations as part of a campaign to deflect attention from more serious issues over Israel's security challenges.

In its report, the state comptroller, an official watchdog agency, cited large sums of public money spent on food, furniture and gardening at the couple's official residence and their private home in the exclusive coastal city of Caesarea. It also said the couple pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining guests.

The Netanyahus are no strangers to such scrutiny. The prime minister has long been saddled with an image as a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite, while his wife has come under fire for her own expensive tastes and alleged abusive behavior toward staff.

The Netanyahus accuse the Israeli media of a longstanding witch hunt against them. In a statement, Netanyahu said he respects the findings of the comptroller and pledged to implement recommendations to curb wasteful spending. At the same time he lashed out at the "ongoing media campaign" aimed at toppling him from power.

More: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

Why does the U.S. still give Israel $4 billion in yearly aid?



Because they don't is the answer, they give Israel $3,5billion in loans which have to be paid back with interest. If those stopped at least half of one sectors workforce would be unemployed.


How much did Arafat steal out of the Palestinians money and filter into Swiss bank accounts ?
 

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a gossipy scandal on Tuesday: Israel's government watchdog released a report into alleged financial malfeasance at the prime minister's residence, while his wife faced criticism for pettiness and possible security breaches after complaining in a video about the shabbiness of the kitchen at their official Jerusalem residence.

The uproar jolted an election campaign in which Netanyahu's opponents have tried to portray him as enjoying a lavish lifestyle and being out of touch with the struggles of average Israelis. Netanyahu's allies angrily dismissed the allegations as part of a campaign to deflect attention from more serious issues over Israel's security challenges.

In its report, the state comptroller, an official watchdog agency, cited large sums of public money spent on food, furniture and gardening at the couple's official residence and their private home in the exclusive coastal city of Caesarea. It also said the couple pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining guests.

The Netanyahus are no strangers to such scrutiny. The prime minister has long been saddled with an image as a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite, while his wife has come under fire for her own expensive tastes and alleged abusive behavior toward staff.

The Netanyahus accuse the Israeli media of a longstanding witch hunt against them. In a statement, Netanyahu said he respects the findings of the comptroller and pledged to implement recommendations to curb wasteful spending. At the same time he lashed out at the "ongoing media campaign" aimed at toppling him from power.

More: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

Why does the U.S. still give Israel $4 billion in yearly aid?

Oh, please, if that sort of thing bothered the left, Obama would have been sent packing. Little compares to the life of luxury the Obamas enjoy.


Oooh, money for food and furniture. And we all know you get rich off the money from recycling bottles.

Everything listed there is a fraction of what the Obamas do. Michelle has the biggest staff any first lady ever had. They've taken countless lavish vacations and Obama practically lives at the golf course. If any world leader wants to meet with him, I suggest they go to the course and catch up with him.
The U.S. doesn't receive billions in foreign aid. Also, slaves built the White House.


But they give $billions to ISLAMONAZI TERRORISTS to kill American citizens, now why don't you start a campaign to stop that ?
 

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Bibi just ordered some pizza is all...it came from Italy though to Tel Aviv....
 

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