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Economy and Society: December 20, 2011

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State Comptroller’s report points to the continued failure of circulating vital information regarding the search for children and adolescents who have been victims of abuse, and regarding protecting them, despite a decision of a Ministerial Committee on this issue.

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December 20th, 2011 at 1:19 am

Local Government: December 20, 2011

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State Comptroller’s report describes a number shortcomings in the functioning of the Municipality of Elad. Among other things, the report states that the municipality acted against the law and rules of proper governance, such as granting compensation and Benefits to employees at the office of the mayor, Mr. Yitzchak Idan.

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December 20th, 2011 at 1:07 am

Local Government: December 20, 2011

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State Comptroller’s report states that 46 local authorities failed to appoint an internal auditor, in violation of the law. The report also states that a number of local authorities failed to issue audit reports in the years 2007 – 2009.

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December 20th, 2011 at 1:01 am

Internal Security: December 12, 2011

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The State Comptroller Report states that the Police has failed to transfer complete data on traffic accidents in a timely fashion to the National Road Safety Authority, as required by the Traffic Ordinance.

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December 12th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Political: June 1, 2011

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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, delivered a special report to Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, regarding an alleged conflict of interest by the former. In May of 2010 Steinitz granted permits to bring 630 foreign workers for ”Shapir Engineering”, a contractor for which Gary Hakim, Steinitz’ brother-in-law, is a regulation consultant and a lobbyist. The act of granting the permits was against the will of officials in the Ministry.

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Military and Security Forces: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, in his annual report sharply criticized the Ministry of Defense, the GOC Army Headquarters of the IDF (“Mazi”), and the Technological and Logistics Directorate of the IDF, for their contacts with private companies. According to the report, senior officials and officers privatized military activities, and hired a private company to do the job, while unlawfully employing service persons by the company. The report refers to the years 2008 and 2010.

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Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor failed to do enough to increase the number of certified day care centers. He said, that “it must be taken seriously that the department of day care centers did not act to supervise the centers, which can be considered negligence towards parents and their children, who rely on the authorities on this matter.”

According to the report, many citizens who are entitled to subsidized day care centers, were left without a solution, which compromised their ability to seek employment. The lack of certified day care centers is especially prominent in the Arab sector, which has only 2.5 percent of all certified centers, while 27 percent of all infants are in this sector.

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Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report, that while various sectors in society do not pay the full tax they owe, the tax authority is negligent. Individuals who got away from paying taxes, also avoided confiscation by the Execution Office, due to deficiencies in the work of the tax authority. Among other things, confiscators failed to go after debtors who lived in certain areas, for fear of violent reaction; and sometimes they were dispatched to the wrong address, due to outdated records.

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May 17th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that the true value of assets held by the State does not match the official reports, and that the government did not report to the public, and sometimes does not even know, the true value of its assets. The report further states revealed that the process of allocating and registering assets such as facilities and vehicles is flawed, and it is difficult to tell who uses those assets. The Comptroller said that his stuff had already commented 5 years ago on the inaccuracy of asset registration, and the fact that the deficiencies have not been corrected indicates “bad conduct of the Accountant General and government offices.”

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May 17th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that there are “significant deficiencies” in the way the State pays social security nursing benefits, and in the employment of work immigrants in the nursing field. In addition, the report states that house call health care services are not being provided equally nationwide, and there are deficiencies in the service operation.


In the Tel AvivJaffa district of the Clalit Health Services, the rate of treatment of the elderly was 2.5 times greater than in the Southern district, and 1.5 times greater than in the Jerusalem District. In the Leumit Health Services, the treatment rate in the Jerusalem District was 3 times that of the Northern district, and almost 1.5 times greater than in the Southern district.


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