Thursday, March 22, 2007

If it's good for the gander, then give it to the goose!

Personally, I must tell you that I'm extremely upset to read that former MK Naomi Blumental is going to jail. My husband worked for her during her first year in Knesset, and we found her to be a wonderful, sincere, dedicated and generous person.

It's that generosity which makes me wonder about the entire case against her.

News is that she's going to have to serve 8 months in jail.

It's one thing if the rest of the country's politicians were lily white, but the case against her is small potatoes compared to the Sharon's', Olmert and Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson, among others.

Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson, under investigation for possible fraud, is suspected of having given a prominent political personality $200,000 six years ago...

Initially, police believed that Ovadia Cohen, the former head of Nili, an organization that operated educational institutions and operated under the umbrella of the union, embezzled approximately NIS 5.5 million from the organization, and that Hirchson knew about the fraud but failed to report it.

But police now believe the minister may have received some of the embezzled money and used it to pay his son Ofer's gambling debts. (click here for complete article)
Hirchson is involved in such a large corruption scandal that he may be offered to be "state witness."

It's like fishing. The big ones get away, and just the little ones are caught.


Daniel Greenfield said...

it's rare when one of the real offenders, particularly left of center, or who has real corrupt ties goes to jail

Batya said...

The politicians will be sorry when they see what a great influence she'll have in jail.