A recently released survey provided by Migdam institute in Israel showed an enormous contempt among Israelis who believe the official authorities are alarmingly corrupt
The results of the survey revealed some 72% of Israelis believe their country suffers from rampant corruption. Most of the participants complained about the judges as mostly incompetent and corrupt.
It is widely believed among Israelis that to have a decent life, one must have links with the authorities in power. Another statistic published on Israeli TV channel 2 shows that approximately 16.9% of respondents believe Israel is a very corrupt country while some 55.7 percent believe it is almost corrupt.
Numerous high-ranking Israeli officials have been charged with moral and financial corruption including Silvan Shalom, Minister of Internal Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and former Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman