Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Charles Dharapak)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received double funding for two separate flights from two organizations, a Channel 10 investigative reported said on Wednesday night.On one of the trips, Netanyahu flew to an event in the United States in
September 2006 on behalf of the Ashdod medical center. He reported the
event to the Knesset's Ethics Committee, received an approval and
printed an invoice for an amount of 8,237 dollars to be paid by the
medical center. However, on another invoice for the flight ticket, the
Heritage organization was listed as the payer.
According to the report, one organization funded Netanyahu's flight and another organization funded the flight of his wife, Sara Netanyahu, even though both invoices were signed under Netanyahu's name.
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Two different organizations were requested to fund the same flight ticket on two different trips.
out of four organizations confirmed that they paid for the flight
ticket and they they were quoted for the price written on the invoice.
The fourth organization declined to present the amount it had paid.
Netanyahu reportedly did not receive approval from the Ethics Committee
to receive funding for the trip from the Heritage organization.