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Olmert trial proves that corruption in Israel is relatively low

The state’s key witness told the court that in five years he only passed about 9 million shekels in exchange for massive increases in building area from 25,000 to 311,000 square miles. The money went to many officials, with Olmert receiving 1.5 million shekels at most, and even that over a period of years.

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