A bribe is a payment paid covertly to an official so he will act in a manner contrary to the purposes of his position. Granting a bribe, accepting a bribe and intermediary for bribery are corruption actions handled as criminal offenses pursuant to the Israeli Penal Law.
A bribe is a type of benefit usually given to a public and political official, in order for him to recruit his position in favor of the person offering the bribe and conditioned on being provided with a benefit of some type or another. The bribery offense does not take place only on the political-public level and may be seen also within the business world in public companies traded on the stock exchange, commercial corporations and large cooperatives.
The bottom line is that such are funds both to the person offering the bribe as well as to the person accepting the bribe usually in the form of bills or property. This conduct is considered to be an offense even in situations where accepting the bribe or giving the bribe had not been completed. Meaning, also an attempt to give a bribe is considered a criminal offense.