I've been known as a critic of official Israeli breaches of human rights, and G-d given I will remain that for a while. Yet when we come to corruption, I have to admit in all fairness that here in Germany there is a system that seems to escape the eyes of all "transparency" organizations. It starts with local tenders and goes up to state and fed biddings where profiles are tailored for the pre-elected partner of choice. The actual tip of the iceberg is former Hessen governor Koch who - shortly after his resignation - has been employed by one of the greates building companies which has won large public contracts before. Will he be paid for his future or his past activity?
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranks among Western world's most corrupt countries