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Approve New Salaries for Ministers and Knesset Members

New regulations stipulating the salaries of Israel’s top public officials were approved today by the Knesset House Committee. The President will receive a basic monthly salary of IL 6000, the Premier IL 5800 and Knesset members IL 3600. Only the President’s salary is tax-free.

In addition to the basic salaries, the officials will receive an average of IL 100 per day for expenses. Basic salaries will rise with the cost-of-living index as they do for all Israelis and the officials will also enjoy family allowances. Fringe benefits include holiday grants, book, newspaper and hotel allowances. These will bring the earnings of top ranking officials to about IL 7000-10,000 per month.