Tel Aviv brokers.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Investment house Excellence Nessuah fired its chief economist Shlomo Maoz
Wednesday evening for making offensive statements.
“In the light of his
crude and unfortunate remarks, Shlomo Maoz is dismissed from all his positions.
Excellence apologizes and disavows these statements,” the investment said in a
After a recent highly charged interview with commentator
Yossi Frank on the television program Layla Calcali, an economic magazine
program, Maoz let loose Wednesday against “the Ashkenazi elite at Bank Leumi,
the Supreme Court and among the demonstrators who participated in the social
“I would have preferred that the protest had begun in Petah
Tikva, where there are real social gaps, and not in central Tel Aviv, where the
elitist Ashkenazim are,” he said at a conference on the politics of the social
protest at Sapir College.
“Bank Leumi is a bank of white people,” Maoz
said. “The Supreme Court is all Ashkenazim; they think they are doing a favor
when they appoint a Mizrahi judge.”
Maoz was once a candidate for a seat
on Bank Leumi’s board of directors but was rejected.
On Wednesday, he
settled the score, claiming he had not been selected because of his Mizrahi