Who is the International Transparency Organization? Quis ipsos custodes custodiet? And if the Index can be so sharply moved in a given country by a single event what use is it - and does it exclude the rest of the world because the ITO considers corruption is too endemic in the Middle East, Asia, etc. to bother with giving us its measure?
Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital (AP)
from the article: Israel ranks among Western world's most corrupt countries