Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

High-living Netanyahu scents trouble over US$909,000 expenses
(12-02 18:18)

The Israeli prime minister's reported penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink.
Maariv daily slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for spending US$1,700 on scented candles, US$23,300 on flower arrangements and US$31,600 on gardening at his official residence in Jerusalem, among other costs totaling about US$909,000 in 2012.
Netanyahu's alleged expenses were detailed in a document released by a civil liberties group following a freedom of information request.
Israelis have long accused Netanyahu of leading a lavish lifestyle while failing to address the middle class' economic woes. He came under fire in the past for spending US$127,000 on a special sleeping cabin on a flight to London and for US$3,000 spent on ice cream.
Asked about the document, Netanyahu's office said expenses decreased this year. –AP

   
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