Israel is ranked 32 out of 180 in political corruption

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    Sorry to burst the antisemite's bubbles (yep that means you Shogun and dogshit), but the lower the number the less corrupt.

    New Zealand (1)
    Denmark (2)
    Singapore (3)
    Sweden (4)
    No Muslim Countries in the top four?:confused:

    How about the bottom? :cool: - 3 out of 4 Muslim!
    Somalia (157)
    Afghanistan (158)
    Myanmar (159)
    Sudan (160)

    Dominican Republic, Portugal and Puerto Rico (35),
    Botswana and Taiwan (37)
    Poland (49)
    Italy (63)
    China (79)
    Syria (126) --> Wow the Syrians are corrupt who would have thought
    Iran (168) --> Iran right there at the top after fraudulently reelecting Alamdouchebag and then bashing the heads of an protesters!

    And UK and the US?
    Britain (17)
    United States (19)

    I know Shogie and Dogshit, its OK to cry that the Jews weren't ranked worse!:eusa_hand:

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    probaly true
     
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    I would feel more confident if I didn't suspect the Israelis bribed the people doing the survey.
     
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    An assessment of moral corruption would be more appropriate in Israel's case.
     
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    It's a good score. I was looking back at the average of the past decade, and it's comparable to South Korea and Taiwan. I mention those two countries specifically because Israel has a lot in common with them in terms of being a relatively open society facing a significant threat to their existence.
     
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    why wouldn't iSREAL BE IN THE MIDDLE, HELL BETWEEN TAX DOLLARS AND RELATIVES, HOW HARD WOULD THAT BE
     
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    Since Ghook just called me out and thinks I'm an anti semite (though I'm not) I'll comment.

    Israel is ranked #32. Six surveys were used, which seems to be the average.

    However, this is what you need to look at:

    Israel is 5.4 - 6.7. That's the number you need to look at along with the rank.

    As for the U.S., I'm entirely surprised they aren't ranked much higher.
     
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    New Zealand tops Denmark as world's least corrupt nation | Lifestyle | Reuters

    New Zealand tops Denmark as world's least corrupt nation
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    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - New Zealand was on Wednesday named the world's least corrupt nation out of a list of 180 countries, unseating Denmark after a year in which the global recession and ongoing conflicts proved challenging.

    The annual index by Transparency International ranked 180 countries on a scale of zero to 10 according to 13 independent surveys, with zero being perceived as highly corrupt and 10 as having low levels of corruption.

    New Zealand topped the table with a score of 9.4 after coming second last year. In second place was last year's leader, Denmark with 9.3 followed by Singapore and Sweden tying at 9.2 and Switzerland at 9.0.

    Countries at the bottom of the table were those which are unstable or impacted by war and ongoing conflicts that have affected the public sector and torn apart governance infrastructure.

    Somalia had a score of 1.1, Afghanistan was 1.3, Myanmar ranked 1.4 and Sudan tied with Iraq at 1.5.

    "Stemming corruption requires strong oversight by parliaments, a well-performing judiciary, independent and properly resourced audit and anti-corruption agencies, vigorous law enforcement, transparency in public budgets, revenue and aid flows, as well as space for independent media and a vibrant civil society," said Huguette Labelle, chairwoman of Transparency International.

    "The international community must find efficient ways to help war-torn countries to develop and sustain their own institutions."

    Rounding out the top 10 least corrupt nations were Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Iceland.

    Britain came 17th in the list and the United States was 19th with a score of 7.5.

    More than 130 of the countries scored below 5.
     
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    Because they tolerate terrorists blowing up women and children for such things as riding the bus and getting pizza?
    Yeah, in any other country they'd be blowing those fuckers away.
     

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