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During the Bennet-Lapid term: Israel improved in the corruption rating Israel today

2023-01-31T04:53:07.991Z


The country rose to a score of 63 in the index of the World Transparency Organization, so that 30 countries are considered less corrupt • Retired judge: "The main reason for Israel's increase in the index of the perception of corruption stems from the governmental conduct in Israel during 2022 as a liberal democracy"


During 2022, when the parties of the bloc opposed to Netanyahu were in power, Israel improved its place in the global corruption index for the first time in recent years.

According to the CPI corruption index conducted by the global transparency organization TI, Israel rose to a score of 63, compared to 59 in the 2021 index (100 is the best score).

In doing so, it rose from 36th place to 31st, after five years of deterioration.

Since 2016 there has been a disturbing downward trend in Israel's position.

Netanyahu at the beginning of his trial, photo: Yonatan Zindel/Flash90

Since 2016, there has been a disturbing downward trend in Israel's position, and for the first time in the history of the index, Israel's score was below 60.

Thus, in the 2021 index, Israel reached a negative peak with a score of 59 and thus approached the "red line", which is the score of 50, from which and below are the countries that the organization declares to be corrupt.

In 2016, it received a score of 64 and was ranked 28th;

In the 2017 index, Israel received a score of 62 and fell in the ranking to 32nd place, in the 2018 index Israel's decline continued to a score of 61 and to place 34. In 2019 and 2020 Israel faltered with a score of 60 to 35th place, and in 2021, as mentioned, it dropped for the first time to a score of 59 and to place 36 of the 180 countries in the index.

attributes Israel's improvement in the index to the fact that in 2022 the Bennett-Lapid coalition was in power.

Retired judge Nili Arad, photo: Dodi Vaaknin

Retired judge Neely Arad, chairman of Shabil (Transparency International Israel), attributes Israel's improvement in the index to the fact that in 2022 the Bennett-Lapid coalition was in power.

"The main reason for Israel's increase in the corruption perception index stems from the governmental conduct in Israel during 2022 as a liberal democracy, which ensures a strong and independent judicial system, the existence of investigation and prosecution systems for offenses of governmental corruption, the independence of legal advice, protection of the gatekeepers and free communication."

The countries that excel in the index are Denmark with a score of 90 and New Zealand and Finland with a score of 87. At the bottom of the scale: Somalia in last place with a score of 12, Syria and South Sudan (13), Lebanon (24) and Egypt (30).

Other countries under 50 are: Hungary (42), Poland (35), Turkey and Russia (28).

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Source: israelhayom

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