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  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Itzik: 'I Worked Hard for the Money'

A day after Labor Member of Knesset Binyamin Ben Eliezer quit Israel's presidential race ahead of an investigation into corruption and bribery charges against him, former Knesset speaker Dalia Itzik, another candidate for the presidency, took the initiative and came out with a public explanation of how she was able to afford an apartment she recently purchased in Tel Aviv for NIS 4.6 million ($1.4 million). Her short answer: “I worked hard for my money.”