Jewish Money Corrupted the Jewish State

Diaspora Jewish philanthropists, showering money on Israeli politicians, helped ripen the field for corruption; Olmert's conviction is just a case in point.

Seventeen years ago this week I had the first front-page main headline of my career. Like many other headlines in those days on Kol Ha’ir, Jerusalem’s bravest weekly paper, it dealt with Mayor Ehud Olmert. This specific one revealed how together with a colorful and dubious British-Jewish businessman, Olmert had planned to raise billions in an issue of municipal bonds, only to have their...