Cut Spending, Increase Taxes, but Don't Dare Touch My Salary: Israeli Lawmakers Balk at Pay Cuts

Knesset members agree to 1 percent cut in montly income, despite government request to slash by 10 percent.

They may have no qualms about cutting public spending, increasing taxation and introducing a whole host of other austerity measures, but when it comes to their own salaries, Israeli parliamentarians are far more reticent.