Harel Locker 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of Harel Locker as the new
director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, four months after Eyal Gabai
quit the key economic post.
Locker, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s
choice for the job, is the brother of Netanyahu’s Military Secretary
Maj.-Gen. Yohanan Locker. He is to take over the position – which has
been filled on an interim basis by cabinet secretary Tzvi Hauser – next
The director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office oversees
policy dealing primarily with economic, social and civilian issues.
also the point-man for the prime minister on large national projects. For
example, Gabai was the central player in coordinating the ongoing construction
of the 230-km. fence along the Egyptian border.
Locker, 46, is partner
with the large Tel Aviv law firm, S. Friedman & Co., specializing in tax
law, real estate, commercial law, joint ventures and venture
Netanyahu told the cabinet on Sunday that Locker has a
combination of skills that will allow him to succeed.
He said Locker
succeeded in the private sector, and was now joining the public sector out of “a
sense of mission.”
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