The allegations surround the privatisation of Bank
Leumi when Olmert was acting finance minister [AFP]
Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, is being questioned by police over his alleged role in the privatisation of the second-largest bank in Israel. 

This comes amidst a steep rise in corruption scandals involving a number of high-ranking political officials in Israel.

So, why is Israel so plagued by corruption?

Is the judicial system in the country unable to curb this trend?


Find out on Inside Story at 17:30 GMT

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