Netanyahu's spending creates Israel election uproar

February 19, 2015 4:42 PM

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JERUSALEM — Israeli media and political opponents are having a field day bashing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife for free-wheeling spending of public funds at their official and private residences. Still, the furor has yet to show much impact on next month's election outcome.

That's because security and the skyrocketing cost of living here apparently trump the Netanyahus' alleged extravagance as issues Israelis care most about when they cast ballots in the March 17 election.

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