Tag Archives: corruption

Price tag, illegal building and Olmert’s guilty verdict

The above three items may not seem to be connected but bear with me and I’ll show you how. The Israeli news (which the international media have lapped up with malicious glee) is full of the acts of vandalism and … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

Having dropped off our radar for a while, Turkey is back in the news again, with trouble brewing for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he weathered the Gezi Park protests last summer. The latest round began last month with … Continue reading

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The Lieberman fiasco

A few weeks ago I wrote about the mystery surrounding the omission of Deputy FM Danny Ayalon from the Yisrael Beitenu list against the background of the resignation of the Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. At the time there was speculation … Continue reading

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Ehud Olmert, corruption and the ghosts of Prime Ministers past

For my Israeli readers I have no need to explain the background of “the Olmert case”, as the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is commonly referred to. For those of you who are not familiar with the … Continue reading

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