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Friday, December 10, 2010

Unfortunately, this is our reality

Unfortunately, this is our reality and most Israelis understand it well.
The majority of the Israeli public – 88% – believes that the nation's political parties are corrupt, a survey conducted by the organization Transparency International shows.

About 82% of the participants said that the government's measures to fight corruption are ineffective. It is the highest disapproval rate of all the nations within OECD.
This is what happens when politicians are answerable to their political parties and not to the people. It's shameful. And because of the vested interests that would have to be subordinated to the public good for a change to happen, the situation is very unlikely to change. Israeli democracy is a farce.

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At 8:50 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

David Ben Gurion urged that a single member representative system be adopted in Israel, to give every Israeli citizen a personal representative in the Knesset who would be answerable to them rather than to the party. Nothing has been done and Israelis are right the political system is corrupt: its also bungling and incompetent at doing the basic things a normal country's government should do.

But due to the way things are, don't hold your breath waiting for them to change any time soon in the foreseeable future.

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

This is a police state, democracy is laughable. Here's a quote from SamsonBlinded:

"Court ordered Arutz-7 website to pass to the General Security Service IP addresses of all of its active users. Arutz-7 is a forum for right-wing users. They are not accused of any crimes. It is only in a police state that courts can order a summary release of confidential records without due process accorded to individuals.

The court’s decision is also stupid because the users will move to an overseas forum. We suggest hosting a server in Iran."

Carl, this is freakin scary, forget about their use of "Promise" software. Check it out, it's bad. Shabbat Shalom

At 4:18 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Speaking of our reality, the latest Latma Weekly Tribal Update is out: Happy Babbler tries to find new fires in Israel, Average Mr. Israeli tries to figure out who's to blame for the fire, President Lula De Silva of Brazil reminds us of Brazi's checkered history in regards to the Jews and a Palestinian state and the young couple in the Tel Aviv cafe finds out "racism" isn't just a Jewish affliction.

Miri is again substituting for Ronit this week.

Can't miss the show here:

LatmaTV Weekly Tribal Update - Who's To Blame?


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

With all respect, I think it is absurd to blame the party system. Very similar systems work fine in Europe. The party system is misused by corrupt people. Israeli society is corrupted allover.


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