Real Estate Scandal and Planning Reform in Jerusalem

Described as being the biggest corruption scandal in Israel's history, the Holyland Park scandal highlights the need for tighter regulation of land use planning in Israel. But with the Prime Minister's support for deregulation, reform looks unlikely.

Jesse Fox describes the corruption present in Israel's land use planning and how efforts to increase regulation are unlikely to happen:

"A massive corruption scandal involving some of the most powerful people in Israel and an almost universally loathed building complex in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for tighter regulation of the country's land planning system. But this hasn't stopped the Prime Minister from pushing his plan to radically deregulate the planning system."

Thanks to Mark Teschauer

Full Story: Jerusalem Real Estate Scandal Topples Giants, Buildings Remain Standing

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