A month before the end of the term of the Chairman of the Bank of Israel, Professor Amir Yaron, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet decided what to do next.
Although Netanyahu himself did not speak out on this issue, the very fact that Yaron was not offered to stay for a second term indicates that the head of government wanted to see someone else in this post.
With the outbreak of war, the government agreed on a decision to extend the terms of office of most heads of government agencies, whose term of office was due to expire in the near future. However, Professor Yaron made it clear that he was not interested in a short-term extension of the first term.
On Sunday, November 19, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who had previously repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with Yaron’s position regarding the impact of judicial reform on the country’s economy, called on Netanyahu to announce the resignation of the head of the Bank of Israel for a full second term.