ME AND MY MOTORCADE NO. 22
Paying his way
Israel [BENJAMIN NETANYAHU]
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is not normally considered a trendsetter. But in an era of austerity when governments are under pressure to account for every penny, Netanyahu is setting new standards: he pays for his own car. The new Audi A8L that ferries the prime minister around costs him $1,800 (€1,300) a month, which is taken directly from his salary.
It didn’t always used to be like this in Israel. The prime minister once had his own dedicated plane, a Boeing 707…