Spendthrift Netanyahu blows $1 600 on hair

2016-06-16 22:33
(Sebastian Scheiner, AP)

(Sebastian Scheiner, AP)

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Jerusalem - A newly released expense report shows that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent more than $600 000 of public funds on a six-day trip to New York, including $1 600 on a personal hairdresser.

The trip to the UN General Assembly last fall also included $210 in laundry services, $1 862 in meals and nearly $20 000 to move and store furniture.

Attorney Shachar Ben Meir obtained the expense report after suing Netanyahu's office and the foreign ministry.

He said on Thursday that "it's my money and I want to know what is being done with it".

The report doesn't include charges for Netanyahu's wife Sara.

The couple has gained a reputation for enjoying a lavish lifestyle out of touch with common Israelis. Sara Netanyahu is being investigated for inflated spending and misusing state funds.

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