Yitzhak Ben-Zvi: The Israeli President Who Earned Less Than His Driver

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi wanted to save money to integrate immigrants and build up Israel's defense, but a Knesset committee wouldn't hear of it.

In July 1962, the Knesset Finance Committee held a special session to discuss something that's hard to fathom today: how to raise the president’s salary against his will.