Israeli Mayor Apologizes for 'Illegal' Passover Gift of Day Off to City Workers

Petah Tikva mayor gave workers day off that he said treasury would pay for, without getting Finance Ministry's prior approval.

Petah Tikva Mayor Uri Ohad granted most of the city's municipal workers a day off before Passover that he said would be at the city's expense and not deducted from their vacation allotment, a move the treasury says was illegal.