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Israel falls to lowest ever ranking in Corruption Index

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:13 PM

Israel has fallen to 36th place in Transparency International's 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, tying with St. Vincent and the Grenadines, down from 30th place in 2010 and its lowest-ever ranking since it was first included in the index. This year's index covered 183 countries. Israel's score fell from 6.1 points in 2010 to 5.8 points in 2011.

Nine of the top ten countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index are all OECD member states. New Zealand tops the rankings as the least corrupt country, with a score of 9.4 points, followed by Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia,, Switzerland and Canada. Japan is ranked 14th, the UK is in 16th place, and the US is in 24th place.

Israel is ranked 25th out of the 34 OECD member states, ahead of only Turkey, Italy, and Greece. In the Middle East, Israel is perceived to me more corrupt than Qatar (in 22nd place), the United Arab Emirates (28th place), and Cyprus (30th place).


What does Israel’s drop in global corruption index mean?
Corruption in Israel drops to record depths, new survey shows

Interesting news... What do you think?

Please keep the dialogue constructive and civilized.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:44 PM
I understand corruption is everywhere, certainly not just in Israel, that's why I added some more
news link about other countries.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 08:02 PM
Yup.There is corruption here. You want the reason to general "background" level? Small country, elites know each other directly and help each other. Old elites were mainly involved in military, political ,media ,law and cultural circles so corruption had relatively small impact.
Current rise is due to financial sector families replacing lots of old elites who loose power. And with big money it grows and it will grow more. Which is bad. The main problem is ,again, size of a country and the fact that elites are so well connected.
Did you ever heard about tram line that goes for 14 km and costs almost 1,000,000,000$? Not to mention that it takes more then decade to build.... One fine example of a lot of happy contractors.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:23 AM
reply to post by samsamm9

That is only because feminism hasn't been recognized as a hate movement yet by the organizations doing the corruption tally. Israel is just as bad as the UK, Australia, Sweden and Canada in that regard.


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