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