Hall of Shame

Ecstatic applause for Olmert's conviction just goes to show how limited the Israeli justice system is in the face of the rich and powerful.

“Justice has been done,” “democracy has triumphed,” “this is a badge of honor for the law-enforcement system” – these are some of the shouts of joy one hears after every conviction of a wealthy, influential person. As if someone had worked a miracle, as if eradicating corruption were not the way of democracy.