PM, Hirchson discuss how to keep ITA functioning

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2007 12:40




Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a discussion with Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson on Wednesday over how to ensure that the Israel Tax Authority continues to function despite its director, Jacky Matza, being arrested on suspicion of fraud and bribery, Israel Radio reported. Sources close the prime minister said Olmert was very troubled by the prevailing atmosphere and was concerned that the public's trust in the ITA was being undermined. Matza was one of several senior tax officials arrested Tuesday as part of a police investigation into a major tax fraud scandal. The Prime Minister's personal assistant, Shula Zaken, was also among those questioned in the affair and was released to house arrest on Tuesday night.


Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN

Israel Weather
  • 6 - 17
    Beer Sheva
    9 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 6 - 12
    Jerusalem
    8 - 16
    Haifa
  • 11 - 22
    Elat
    9 - 19
    Tiberias