Erdan: Danino’s party cost NIS 410,000 in taxpayer money

A send-off party last week for outgoing police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino cost NIS 410,000 in taxpayer money, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Wednesday in response to a parliamentary query.

The question was submitted by MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) following reports in the press about the event – including that singer Keren Peles had been paid NIS 37,000 to sing a short set for Danino and the hundreds in attendance, and that NIS 34,000 had gone to comedian Avi Nussbaum to MC for the evening.

In addition, Danino received jeers afterward on social media once it emerged that hundreds of guests had received copies of a children’s book printed specially for the party, called My Father the Commissioner. The book featured pictures of Danino and rhyming text throughout, and closed with the line, “He’s my father, but actually, he’s also the father of all the police.”


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