Netanyahu Tweets His Salary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery following the 6th German-Israeli government consultations on February 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
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Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published his pay stub in a rare move earlier this week, showing citizens that he makes NIS 48,815 every month, which, after taxes and other expenses, amounts to a net income of NIS 17,645 ($4,583).

The Prime Minister’s Office explained that the decision to publish the pay stub came following several requests recently, including some from journalists.

The picture of his pay stub from February 2016 was first published on the Prime Minister’s Twitter account and shows that Netanyahu pays NIS 21,572 in income tax, NIS 2,652 for national insurance, and NIS 2,054 for health insurance.

A further NIS 12,440 is taken from Netanyahu’s paycheck for “vehicle expenses.” This large amount is due to the fact that the Prime Minister travels in a high-end armored vehicle chosen by the Shin Bet, not by Netanyahu personally.

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