Transparency International has named Israeli regime one of the most corrupt entities among developed nations in the world for the last two years.
The report shows Israeli politicians are considered the most corrupt among all sectors, Transparency International reported.
Of all members of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) surveyed, the corruption levels of Greece and Israel came in first and second place respectively, with their political and cultural institutions ranking at the top of the corruption meter.
Over 80 percent of Israelis believe that one must have contacts very high up in the public sector in order to get anything done. Transparency International says it sees â€œdeep-rooted failures of governanceâ€ in Israel.
The Global Corruption Barometer 2013, conducted by the Berlin-based anti-corruption watchdog, is a sampling of over 114,000 opinions of people from 107 countries. The survey asked participants about corruption and the institutions engaged in it.
The survey asked participants to rank the corruption levels of various institutions from 1 to 5, with 1 being â€œnot corrupt at allâ€ and 5 being â€œextremely corrupt.â€
Political parties were perceived to be the most corrupt institutions, scoring 3.8 out of 5. Police forces came in second place with a score of 3.7. Public officials, civil servants, and the parliament and judiciary came in third place, scoring 3.6.
The media came in ninth place, although it was voted to be the most corrupt sector in Britain. The UK media has lost the respect of many residents in recent years â€“ around 69 percent of survey participants now believe the media is corrupt, compared to just 39 percent in 2010.
Business and private sectors, along with the healthcare sector, came in at eighth on the corruption scale, with the education system not far behind. The military and NGOs took the 10th and 11th places.