Binyamin Netanyahu's $1,600 hair styling

How lucky is that Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, gets to charge taxpayers for his $1,600 hairstyling bill? Almost everyone else who suffers from expensive hair syndrome must pay for it out-of-pocket.


A visit to New York by Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his wife Sara cost the country's taxpayers $541,886 (£382,000) , according to a detailed breakdown published after months of attempts by his office to prevent its release.

The cost – which included thousands of dollars for hairstyling and makeup for Netanyahu – follows a series of other recent controversies over the luxurious life enjoyed by the prime minister at the taxpayer's expense – not least their travel.

… A year earlier, it was revealed that Netanyahu had an annual contract of more than $2,000 with a Jerusalem ice cream parlour to supply his favourite flavour – pistachio.