Gal-On: Comptroller should investigate Netanyahu for improper use of Washington embassy

January 24, 2015 15:25

Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On called on State Comptroller Yosef Shapira to investigate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's improper use of Israel's embassy in Washington DC surrounding the scheduling of his March 3 address to the US Congress. 

"The State Comptroller should check whether Netanyahu has used the Israeli embassy in Washington in a prohibited way for advancing political and party interests and not for state reasons," Gal-On stated.

Gal-On said that the suspicion of impropriety arises not only because of the timing of Netanyahu's scheduled speech some two weeks before the Israel election, but also because of the reports that the embassy in the US capital dealt with officials in Congress behind the back of the Obama administration in order to facilitate the speech.

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