The Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz refused to participate in the annual meeting «Liquide» organized by two activists of the ruling party in Eilat.
In the course of these impromptu events are the primaries, which are considered an indicator of the popularity of the leaders of «Likud» among the grassroots of the party apparatus.
Before opening «Liquidy» Yisrael Katz sent the following letter to the organizers of the event: «Please do not include me in the lists for voting and surveys within your event. As the head of the Secretariat of the party «Likud» I can’t take part in the event. Please respect my request. I should be grateful».
Yesterday, state Comptroller Yosef Shapira announced a «Licuado» a form of prohibited donations to the party. The auditor General ruled that because of its scale, scope of media coverage and the title, «Liquid» cannot be considered a private event. «Likud» fined in the amount of 350 thousand shekels. From the «Likud» has told that the decision of the auditor General can lead to the absurd situation where any event covered by the press, will be deemed a prohibited donation. «Likud will explore the possibility to appeal the decision of the auditor General», — is spoken in the answer of the ruling party.