MK Litzman gets BMW as his state car - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Ministerial Drive

Deputy Heath Minister Yakov Litzman Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg
Deputy Heath Minister Yakov Litzman Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg
 
Litzman's Audi 6 Photo: Uria Tadmor
Litzman's Audi 6 Photo: Uria Tadmor
 
 

MK Litzman gets BMW as his state car

Deputy Minister Yaakov Litzman seeks to upgrade his state-issued Buick for BMW; request is approved but is met with Treasury disapproval

Itamar Eichner
Published: 11.12.12, 13:07 / Israel News

Knesset Member Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) has recently applied to upgrade his state-issued Buick for a BMW 528 – and was granted the request.  

 

Under a coalition agreement, Litzman, who serves as deputy health minister, is entitled to ministerial benefits, including an official car. He was provided with an Audi 6 model, but six months ago the car was involved in an accident and taken off the road.

 

Related Stories:

 

The BMW 528 was one of two car models chosen at a state tender for the ministerial vehicle provision, but Litzman is the first and only official to request the car.

 

While his request was approved, it was also met with criticism from the Finance Ministry. "It is uncustomary to replace a vehicle during an election season, and certainly to upgrade it while we are facing such cutbacks," a Treasury official said.

 

Litzman's bureau responded by saying, "The deputy minister did not contact anyone regarding a new car, the vehicle was approved by the legal and acceptable procedure."

 

 

  • Receive Ynetnews updates directly to your desktop

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
9 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions