a country with very very very heavy anti corruption laws ranks 1 point below countries that are so corrupt, that bribing government employees is the only way to get through the system. where a bribe is has a polished name to make it seem legit. also, america being closer to the clean side is kind of a joke.
At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranks 39 on world corruption index