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Netanyahu posts pay slip on Facebook

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January 11, 2011 | 10:42 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes about $12,300 a month before taxes, he informed the public on Facebook. 

Netanyahu posted a copy of his monthly pay slip Monday on the Prime Minister of Israel’s page on the social networking site.

The prime minister earns a gross salary of about $12,300 a month, but takes home just $4,200 after taxes and other deductions.

According to his pay slip, Netanyahu is paid for a 42-hour work week, which is defined as full-time.

In his position as prime minister, Netanyahu receives free housing, but money is deducted from his salary for his cell phone, transportation, four daily newspapers and health insurance.

“Following online requests, the Prime Minister has decided to provide total transparency concerning his monthly pay slip,” read the status posted with the image of the pay slip.

Netanyahu’s salary is less than half that of President Obama, who makes an annual salary of $400,000.

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