File - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah arrive for the Likud party primary elections in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Already under fire in Israel and abroad, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now dealing with headaches on the home front following a series of scandals involving his wife. A trio of cases, including a police investigation into possible improper spending by Sara Netanyahu, have embarrassed the prime minister and deepened an unflattering reputation for lavish living out of touch with the average Israeli.The report also accused the Netanyahu family of using bonus points accrued by the state for private use.For now, none of the scandals seem to threaten Netanyahu's rule.Netanyahu is now in a fourth term as prime minister, holding the job for over 10 years in all.Netanyahu has managed to avoid the legal troubles that forced his predecessor Ehud Olmert from office and to jail in a corruption case.Last year, the state comptroller detailed alleged excessive spending at Netanyahu residences, citing large sums of public money spent on food, furniture, cleaning and gardening at Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem and his private home in the exclusive coastal town of Caesarea.Netanyahu also has pointedly kept the position of communications minister – a job that regulates and influences the media industry – for himself.
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