The Red Lines Surrounding Israel’s Red Tape

The government must achieve a balancing act between an effective bureaucracy that provides the necessary checks and balances, and a transparent system that is accessible to all.

In sentencing Holyland project developer Hillel Cherney to three and a half years in prison for bribery, the Tel Aviv District Court had warm words for the defendant. “Cherney learned from state’s witness Shmuel Dechner that without paying huge sums...