Knesset to discuss lack of Bank of Israel governor

Opposition MKs gathered the requisite signatures to hold a debate the issue during the legislature’s summer recess.

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August 27, 2013 23:27
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Labor MK Merav Michaeli.

Merav Michaeli 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Knesset)

The Knesset will convene for a special meeting Wednesday, after opposition MKs gathered the requisite signatures to hold a debate during the legislature’s summer recess.

MK Merav Michaeli (Labor) called a meeting about the fact that the Bank of Israel still does not have a governor.

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“Every day that passes without a [Bank of Israel] governor harms Israel’s economy and makes a mockery of the State of Israel,” reads the request for the meeting, signed by 50 MKs at the beginning of the month.

“Despite this, despite the failed search for a governor, the prime minister was quoted as saying, ‘It will be anyone but her’ – ‘her’ meaning the esteemed Deputy Bank of Israel Gov. Karnit Flug, who was recommended by previous governor Stanley Fischer.”

Other topics on the Knesset’s agenda Wednesday are the removal from the government’s list of national priority areas of Beitar Illit, Harish and Kiryat Gat (which all have large haredi populations) while a large number of settlements were added.

The Knesset will also debate “the Finance Ministry’s intention to cut pensions,” which the ministry denies, and “the planned increase in gas prices and cuts in child allotments.”


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