Ometz asks police to investigate Kadima, Livni

Channel 10 report says party wastes much of the NIS 22 million in taxpayer funding it receives on bloated salaries, empty party branches, employing vote contractors.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
June 3, 2011 02:50
1 minute read.
Tzipi Livni at a live Q&A session, Sunday.

tzipi livni_311. (photo credit: Idan Gross )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Ometz organization that promotes good governance wrote State Police Insp.- Gen. Yohanan Danino on Thursday to ask him to have the police investigate alleged corruption in Kadima that was revealed by Channel 10’s show Hamakor.

The report by Channel 10 Senior Analyst Raviv Drucker said the party wastes much of the NIS 22 million in taxpayer funding it receives on bloated administrative salaries, empty party branches, employing vote contractors who have side jobs and paying back the party’s NIS 30 million debt accrued from unsuccessful municipal campaigns.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


“We urge you to instruct police investigators to urgently deal with our complaint about wrongdoing in Kadima and the worrying findings of Channel 10’s study,” Ometz Project Manager Natan Lahav wrote.

Kadima MK Avi Dichter, who is a former Shin-Bet chief, told Israel Radio that he was ashamed of what was happening in his party. He said he would urge the Kadima faction to deal with the report’s findings as soon as possible.

Likud MKs Ophir Akunis, who heads the party’s response team, said the report revealed Opposition leader Tzipi Livni’s true face. Akunis accused Livni of hypocrisy for scolding others while she behaves unethically.

Akunis asked the state comptroller’s office to investigate the report, and said he expected the head of the Knesset State Control Committee, Kadima MK Yoel Hasson, to host a meeting on the issue in an unbiased manner.

Kadima responded that it already submitted its financial reports to the comptroller, as every party does by law, and no wrongdoing was found.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN