Details Emerge in Yona Metzger Corruption Scandal

Millions allegedly pocketed through various schemes with organizations, rabbinical councils; A-G opens case to criminal trial.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 2:32 PM

Voters Unmoved by Sara Netanyahu and Bottle-Gate

New survey finds Israelis want corruption-free leaders, but unlikely to change their votes because of the Sara Netanyahu scandal.Cynthia Blank, 2/8/2015, 12:00 PM

Prosecution Recommends Corruption Trial for Ben-Eliezer

Prosecutors recommended putting former MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer on trial for of bribery, Channel Two reported.Moshe Cohen, 2/6/2015, 12:16 AM

Media Adviser for Kulanu Implicated in Corruption Scandal

PR firm owner Ronen Moshe arrested over alleged involvement in the Yisrael Beytenu corruption case; lawyer insists his innocence.Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2015, 5:01 PM

Ahmadinejad's Former VP Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sentenced to five years in prison and fined over corruption.Ben Ariel, 1/22/2015, 4:46 AM

Key Suspects in Israel Lands Authority Corruption Scandal Named

Aside from the corruption case involving Yisrael Beytenu members, parallel state fraud investigation makes surprising developments.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 1/17/2015, 6:40 PM

Police: ILA Employee 'Did Favors' for Real Estate Developer

Police raided the offices of the Israel Lands Administration and arrested a senior employee on charges of influence peddling.Yaakov Levi, 1/15/2015, 9:40 AM

Another $500K Found in Yisrael Beytenu Corruption Case

Find doubles the amount of money involved in Yisrael Beytenu corruption crackdown as party slips in polls.Tova Dvorin, 1/9/2015, 1:33 PM

Rivlin: Apathy and Indifference are Our Greatest Dangers

Upon receiving the Democracy Index, President Rivlin called on elected officials to rebuild trust with public, while urging public to vote.Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 2:56 PM

Yair Lapid: a Liar, a Hypocrite, or Simply Irresponsible?

Meretz Chairwoman Zehava Gal-On goes on the warpath against Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, accusing him of lying and irresponsibility.Ido Ben Porat, 1/4/2015, 12:28 PM

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption - But Not Israel

1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 11:03 AM

Lapid: I Would Return to Finance Ministry

Lapid vows to return housing crisis laws to the agenda if he sits in the next government, says he could work with hareidi parties.Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 8:14 AM

Lapid Slams Other Parties Over 'Corruption'

"We’ve had it with those who are corrupt and we are fed up with them stealing our country," says Yesh Atid chairman at party gathering.Elad Benari, 1/2/2015, 3:16 AM

Samaria Regional Head's Arrest Extended in Corruption Scandal

Senior state employees continue to sit in jail, as Yisrael Beytenu scandal develops. Samaria's Mesika denies involvement in bribes.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 3:38 PM

Lapid: We Fought Corruption 'Every Day' in 19th Knesset

Lapid boasts Yesh Atid is the only party not subject to some scandal in Israeli history, claims 'settlers, hareidim' given precedence.Tova Dvorin, 12/30/2014, 12:50 PM

Liberman: 'Mysterious Forces' Are Always Trying to Hurt Us

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says his party is being targeted by police before every election, vows his party "will come out strong".Elad Benari, Canada, 12/26/2014, 8:21 PM

Police Reject Yisrael Beytenu Claims of 'Political Targeting'

Danino dismisses claims that corruption investigation of party ministers meant to affect elections, after over year of investigation.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 1:22 PM

Deputy Interior Minister Under Corruption Investigation

Thirty senior figures, including two from Yisrael Beytenu, investigated as part of massive police crack down on high level corruption.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 9:17 AM

Israel Ranks 37th On List of World's Least Corrupt Countries

CPI measures perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. Denmark ranked least corrupt; Somalia and North Korea tied at most.Cynthia Blank, 12/4/2014, 12:39 PM

Supporters of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto to Protest Outside Court

Demonstration to support Pinto's hyperbolic claims of innocence for his alleged involvement in multiple corruption cases.Meir Sela and Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 2:59 PM

Rabbi Pinto 'Taking Revenge' on Policeman in Bribery Scandal?

Rabbi at the center of corruption scandal claims officer he attempted to bribe violated the law by 'playing along' with his entreaties.Tova Dvorin, 10/19/2014, 3:30 PM

Attorneys Flee After Rabbi Pinto Violates Plea Bargain

Longtime representation in major bribery case requests to withdraw, after Pinto's interview with major media crosses legal lines.Tova Dvorin, 10/7/2014, 11:11 AM

Ben-Eliezer Interrogated for a Second Time over Corruption

Former presidential hopeful interrogated for second time in 7 days Wednesday, after police find suspicious cash box.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2014, 6:57 PM

Labor Party Presidential Candidate Withdraws Amid Investigation

MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer announces he is quitting presidential race, three days ahead of vote and day after corruption investigation.Ari Yashar, 6/7/2014, 8:40 PM

Hosni Mubarak Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Former Egyptian president, as well as two sons, found guilty of embezzlement.Tova Dvorin, 5/21/2014, 3:36 PM

'Olmert's Verdict is a Lesson to Us All'

MKs begin to react to the Holyland Affair, condemning the former PM's actions - but praising Israel's fight against corruption.Tova Dvorin, Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 11:11 AM

Turkish Prosecutors Drop Case Against 60 in Corruption Probe

Turkish prosecutors drop a case against 60 people, including the son of a former minister, in a corruption probe.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2014, 11:50 PM

Bennett: Israel Less Corrupt, More Jewish After Olmert Decision

The conviction of Ehud Olmert has a silver lining, says Economics Minister Naftali Bennett - it will make Israel more moral and more Jewish.Yaakov Levi, 3/31/2014, 5:33 PM

Six Killed as Turkish Government Accused of Vote-Rigging

Local election candidates battle it out with knives and clubs, as opposition activists say Erdogan rigging the polls.Ari Soffer, 3/30/2014, 2:48 PM

Erdogan Threatens to Ban YouTube and Facebook

Amid pressure over corruption scandal, Turkey's prime minister threatens to take Internet censorship even further.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 5:43 AM

Erdogan Under Fire for Leaked Phone Conversations

Turkish Prime Minister criticized over recordings of conversations between him and his son, in which they discuss how to hide money.Elad Benari, 2/26/2014, 4:45 AM

Extent of Rabbi's Bribes to Police Revealed

Gag order on Menashe Arbiv corruption case lifted Sunday, reveals extent of bribery from Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2014, 12:38 PM

Attorney General to Indict Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto

Attorney General's office decides to issue indictment against Pinto for corruption, bribery and other charges.Tova Dvorin, 2/12/2014, 10:00 PM

Police Recommend to Indict Former Chief Rabbi Metzger

Investigation completed, provides evidence that Rabbi Metzger guilty of corruption by giving favors for millions of shekels.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2014, 5:08 PM

Protests Rage in Turkey over Internet Censorship, Corruption

Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against invasive Internet laws.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 8:39 AM

Erdogan Replaces Half His Cabinet Amid Corruption Scandal

Turkish Prime Minister replaces half the ministers in his cabinet hours after three ministers resign over a corruption investigation.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 4:12 AM

Turkey: Senior Ministers Resign Over Corruption Scandal

Embattled government of Turkish PM Erdogan takes another blow as fallout from high-profile corruption scandal continues.Ari Soffer, 12/25/2013, 4:27 PM

Anti-Corruption Watchdog 'Fighting To Restore Idealism'

Movement for Quality Government holds annual conference, says next fight against corruption is on 'public awareness.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/23/2013, 10:41 AM

Turkish PM Erdogan Threatens to Expel Foreign Ambassadors

In veiled threat to US ambassador, embattled Turkish Prime Minister reacts to growing corruption scandal by threatening diplomats.Ari Soffer, 12/21/2013, 6:52 PM

Index: 8 Muslim-Majority Nations Among 10 Most Corrupt

NGO Transparency International's annual index finds Muslim-majority countries are 8 of 10 most corrupt nations, Israel 36th best.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2013, 8:07 PM

Mubarak to Face New Trial in Egypt

Egypt’s former president and his two sons to face a new trial for using state funds to acquire personal property.Elad Benari, 11/25/2013, 5:13 AM

Former Chief Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Detained for Nine Days

For the second time this year, former Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger questioned by police for alleged financial improprieties.David Lev, 11/18/2013, 3:28 PM

Long-Awaited Verdict in Lieberman Corruption Trial Due Wednesday

Although a conviction wouldn't necessarily bar him from politics, the former Foreign Minister has promised to bow out if found guilty.Arutz Sheva, 11/4/2013, 2:11 PM

Beit Shemesh: Demonstration Called Against Mayor Abutbul

Tensions continue to rise in Beit Shemesh after allegations of corruption in municipal election results; major protest set for Tuesday.Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2013, 6:05 PM

Hadera Mayor Arrested on Bribery, Fraud Charges

Hadera Mayor Haim Avitan has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering, along with 11 others.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 2:35 PM

Judge in Mubarak's Retrial Resigns Within Seconds

The judge in the retrial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped aside just seconds after the opening of the first hearing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2013, 6:20 AM

Report: Israel at Risk for Corruption in Defense Sector

Former chief economist of the Ministry of Defense weighs in on report which ranks Israel alongside Lebanon on risk scale for corruption Annie Lubin, 1/29/2013, 1:56 PM

AJC Outraged Over Facebook's Treatment of Journalist Abu Toameh

American Jewish Committee expressed outrage over Facebook’s treatment of Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/17/2013, 1:13 AM

Feiglin: Justice System is Corrupt

Jewish Leadership faction head says indicting Lieberman just before elections is "great corruption."Gil Ronen, 1/7/2013, 12:12 PM

Despite Conviction, Olmert Being Considered for Olympic Head

Former PM Ehud Olmert is being considered to head the Israel Olympic CommitteeDavid Lev, 8/23/2012, 9:58 AM

Review of All Stages after Har Herzl Disaster

Police have ordered that all stages for Memorial Day, Independence Day be rechecked following Har Herzl disaster.Maayana Miskin, 4/20/2012, 10:07 AM

Former Minister Benizri's Sentence Reduced

Israel Prisons Service's Releases Committee takes third off sentence; Benizri will be released in April.Gil Ronen, 1/30/2012, 12:15 PM

Olmert, Lupolianski Indicted in Holyland Scandal

Former Jerusalem Mayors Olmert and Lupolianski were indicted for taking bribes to illegally push through the Holyland Park project.David Lev, 1/5/2012, 12:16 PM

NJ Rabbi Sentenced to Five Years for Corruption

New Jersey rabbi given a five-year prison sentence after admitting to corruption.Elad Benari, 1/5/2012, 6:15 AM

Report: Hizbullah Laundered Drug Money in US Banks

The Hizbullah terrorist organization is in trouble for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in drug trafficking revenues in US banks.Chana Ya'ar, 12/29/2011, 4:05 PM

Kuwaiti Emir Dissolves Parliament

Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah paved the way for new elections in Kuwait among ongoing allegations of widespread corruptionGabe Kahn., 12/6/2011, 10:16 PM