In Jerusalem

Grapevine: Talking of governmental ethics

The extent to which members of the government abide by or violate the rules of ethics will be discussed at the Jerusalem Center for Ethics.

Olmert
Photo by: POOL
THE INCARCERATION of a former president, the trial of a former prime minister, aspersions of sexual harassment which put a blot on the reputation of a senior government minister, the recent release from prison of a former finance minister and the upcoming trials of two or three mayors on charges of corruption, may have titillated a broad sector of the Israeli public, but have shocked others.

The above are only some instances of misconduct on the part of high-ranking public servants. The resultant publicity to which each has been subjected has caused many qualified candidates for other important public service roles to have second thoughts, and decide not to run – for fear that a skeleton in the cupboard, which may have been so minor they forgot about it, will be brought to the surface by relentless news hounds and come back to haunt them.



Read More...
   
Jpost.com, the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. Jpost.com offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014