Get out of jail free – just win an election in Israel
Some have argued against allowing convicted criminals to serve in the Israeli government, but the greater worry is politicians using public office to avoid prosecution.
Aryeh Deri was convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. No one denies that. After he paid the fine, served his prison term and sat out the period of time required for the crime of moral turpitude, Deri, by law, is permitted to run for Knesset. No one denies that either.
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