Saturday, December 11, 2004

Israelis rank religious institutions as 3rd most corrupt institution after political parties and the Knesset


At 4:02 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Israelis rank political parties as most corrupt institution
By Eynav Ben Yehuda - Haaretz
Sun., December 12, 2004 Kislev 29, 5765

Israelis are more pessimistic about corruption than the rest of the world, it would seem: 88 percent of Israelis think corruption won't change or will worsen, compared to 85 percent in the rest of the world, according to Transparency International's latest poll.

The survey, carried out by Gallup, covered 64 developed nations, with 500 adults being questioned in each of the countries. It sought to measure the public's mood about corruption in their home country.

The survey found that, in Israel, the political parties were perceived as the most corrupt institution, with a mark of 4.3 on a scale from 1 (pure as the driven snow) to 5 (rotten to the core). The average around the world for political parties was 4. If it's any comfort to Israel's politicians, Ecuadorian parties were perceived as being the most rotten in the world, with a grade of 4.9.

The Knesset was also seen as being heavily corrupt, coming second after the parties, with a grade of 4.1. Religious institutions received a grade of 3.8, the Income Tax Authority got 3.3, the public service 3.2, and business and the private sector 3.1. Customs, telecommunications services, health services and car licensing all got 3.1, as well.

The police and education systems were graded 3 and the legal system 2.7. The cleanest system of all was perceived to be the army, with a grade of 2.3.

Israel's population perceives corruption as being a greater concern than poverty, the study found. It is also seen to be more worrying than environmental issues and inflation, but less so than terrorism.

Four out of 10 Israelis feel that corruption significantly influences their day-to-day life.

The global corruption survey placed Israel in 26th position this year, a significant deterioration from its 21st position the year before.

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody reads this. You're all alone.

At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, posted at 4:02.

Not in GMT -5 then?

And all this time I\'s a thoughts you was stateside.

Where then preciousss, where?

At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you wuz a blogger, ya'da knew yu's get to set da clock whatever way yu's wanta', but this homeboy don't got techno in 'is blood too good.

At 3:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Army is the cleanist organization. Ha Ha. Oh please.

Dodgy defence contracts, court marshals for war crimes that go nowhere. Sending unprepared troops to battle.

Concepts of coruption are created by unknowness. Because most Israelis go through the army or have family in the army, they tend to look on it through a more personal eye. Most Israelis have no real relationship with political parties or religious authorities. This survey just tells us what the media chooses to focus on and ignore, not who are the corrupt organizations.

At 6:59 AM, Blogger Avi said...

unfortunately ethnocentric groups are often very biased in their views. Such closed-minded thinking will usually result in corruption. The Torah is perfect. We need to take back our religion and remember that Avraham Avinu's tent was open on all four sides...Avi...

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're not alone. Keep blogging, and I'll keep reading. All it will take is one big scoop, and this blog will be the talk of town.


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