MK Barkat Requests An Annual Salary Of One Shekel


Former Yerushalayim mayor and Likud MK Nir Barkat sent a letter to Knesset Comptroller Haim Avidor on Tuesday demanding that the Knesset computer allow him to earn only one shekel a year.

Barkat, who was sworn in as an MK for the first time on Tuesday is seeking to maintain the same symbolic salary he received as mayor over the last decade.

“For me it is a great privilege to serve the public without receiving any compensation,” wrote Barkat.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. I have no words to say how proud I am of this man. Good on you MK Barakat, I knew Trump was a very good example. Thank you Mr. Barakat …
    Your appreciative Chareidi citizen,
    Malka Finkel
    Rehavia Jerusalem

    • Had he taken a normal salary (like President Trump) and then distributed the money to the Jewish poor in Israel or to a Yeshiva, it would have been impressive. Just leaving the money in the government who’d support some Arabs or terrorists, is not noteworthy.

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