Tuesday, December 22, deputies from the party «Yesh Atid» and MERETZ announced that they will waive premiums to their salaries as part of the annual indexation.
The head of the party «Yesh Atid» Yair Lapid told the media that the decision was supported by all members of his party, because they believe that «that money belongs to the citizens of Israel.»
From allowances also refused the leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog, who called the annual adjustment of salaries for MPs was «inappropriate».
The law allowing deputies to refuse annual increments, was passed by the Knesset the day before. It says that the MP has abandoned the indexation of their salaries, not over a year to «change your mind» and ask to index the size of his salary, but he can do it next year.
When discussing this law, some deputies proposed to classify the names of parliamentarians who refuse to raise, so as not to embarrass those who did not. However, the proposal was rejected by a majority of votes.