Prime Minister Netanyahu is bringing for government approval an exemption from a tender for the appointment of two additional secretaries to the prime minister's residence, following the Finance Committee's decision to increase the expenses of the prime minister's residence.
The letter, sent on behalf of the Cabinet Secretariat, states that following the Finance Committee's decision to increase the expenses of the Prime Minister's residence, it was decided that the Prime Minister can receive additional personnel standards for his residence as long as their appointments do not exceed the salary of four full-time positions. The two secretaries in positions of trust will join two other positions of trust held at the Prime Minister's Residence in the form of an adviser and a bureau director.
In March, the Finance Committee approved the expenses of the Prime Minister's residence and other services provided at the official residence. According to the decision that was approved, the clothing expenses of the prime minister and his wife increased from NIS 56,80 to NIS <>,<>. According to the Prime Minister's Office, the previous budget was set years ago, and the costs have become very expensive over the years, and therefore adjustments have been made. It was also determined that budgeting for the expenses of the Prime Minister's wife's participation in events, conferences and delegations was added to the wording according to which what is stated is in an official or state event, conference or delegation stemming from the Prime Minister's role.
Prime Minister Netanyahu held the first meeting of the Committee to Combat the Cost of Living \\ Itai Beit On /GPO, Sound: Ben Peretz /GPO
In addition, according to a report by the Cabinet Secretary, last month 13 ministers flew to 21 destinations around the world, not counting the march in support of New York.
Those who were quick to criticize Netanyahu's moves were members of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, who shared a tweet by Israel Hayom journalist Amir Ettinger on their Twitter page, adding: "Citizens don't close the week at the supermarket, but it turns out that increasing the expenses of the prime minister's residence is more important than dealing with the cost of living."
Citizens don't close the week at the supermarket, but it turns out that increasing the expenses of the prime minister's residence is more important than dealing with the cost of living. https://t.co/ngpkln87VK
— Yisrael Beiteinu (@Beytenu) June 8, 2023
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