Another week, another scandal

By Daniella Peled
July 14, 2008

Oh dear. Another week, and another corruption scandal for Ehud Olmert, still managing to drag out his inevitable political demise beyond all reasonable expectations. Now he is suspected of having double-billed for foreign trips as Jerusalem mayor and later as a government minister, using the money to fund his own family holidays. What makes a high-flying, ambitious politician potentially do something not only so low, but frankly so stupid? One can only imagine that it must be greed, arrogance - and confidence that the Israeli political system would let him get away with it.


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