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Political: November 3, 2011‎

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A report by the state comptroller and ombudsman on party funding found that parties are using state money meant for political activities for personal use, spending it on gala dinners, presents and bonuses for their accounting firms. According to the report, Kadima and Likud parties paid high sums for gala dinners; Shas party paid over $5,500 for a party in honor of the daughter of Minister Eli Yishai after her wedding; Yisrael Beiteinu spent over $12,000 on trips abroad for Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other party members; Ta’al spent over $6,000 on trips to Egypt and Jordan; the Arab Democratic Party spent over $8,000 on wedding presents; Ra’am awarded 6 copper plaques to activists who sailed on the Mavi Marmara; Likud, Kadima and Labor paid tens of thousands of dollars to their accounting firms as bonuses for giving them clean financial bills of health.

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November 3rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm