Israeli PM denies taking bribes
09-May-2008 (5 comments)

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has denied taking bribes from a wealthy Jewish-American businessman, resisting calls for his resignation. Mr Olmert admitted Moshe Talansky gave donations for past election campaigns, but insisted at a news conference "I never took a penny for myself". He said he would only resign if prosecutors filed criminal charges.

Jahanshah Javid

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by Jahanshah Javid on

My goodness, Israeli leaders in past few years can't seem to avoid trouble with the law. Things are not any better elsewhere. If there was an independent judiciary, tons of politicians would be prosecuted for corruption in Iran. To me it's just another sign that politicians all over the world seem more corrupt than ever and the concept of serving the public has become a joke. If you're in politics these days it's more likely that you are doing something very wrong. Don't even mention Bush and co.


Jahanshah Javid

You know...

by Jahanshah Javid on

... there's more corruption among Iranian leaders/ politicians right? It's fine to point out what goes on in other countries as long as you don't forget about your own :o)


what a bunch of low lifes running Israel!

by Anonymo (not verified) on

The president was indicted few moths ago for rape and now this!!

That says it all!


Abarmard, isn't it amazing what my tax dollars are paying for?

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by Abarmard on

Isn't it? Probably all the tax and welfare checks that were send from US. Hey at least for them it's free money. They don't need to do anything to get it. Uncle Sam will pick up the tab