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No free lunch for Israeli legislators

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (JTA) – There really ain’t no such thing as a free lunch anymore – at least not in the Israeli Knesset. In an effort to put an end to unpaid bills, the Knesset’s cafeteria has decided to issue magnetic cards to legislators. The cost of the food will be directly deducted from their salaries. The Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Achronot reported that during the summer session that ended in July, Knesset members ran up a cumulative bill of more than $28,000.