JERUSALEM - The Israeli prime minister's reported penchant for scented candles is setting off a stink.
Maariv daily on Monday slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for spending $1,700 on scented candles, $23,300 on flower arrangements and $31,600 on gardening at his official residence in Jerusalem, among other costs totalling about $909,000 in 2012.
Netanyahu's alleged expenses were detailed in a document released by a civil liberties group following a freedom of information request.
Israelis have long accused Netanyahu of leading a lavish lifestyle while failing to address the middle class' economic woes. He came under fire in the past for spending $127,000 on a special sleeping cabin on a flight to London and for $3,000 spent on ice cream.
Asked about the document, Netanyahu's office said expenses decreased this year.