PM’s director-general to step down in six weeks

Eyal Gabai, the director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, will leave the post on August 1, the office said in a statement on Monday.

By
June 21, 2011 04:51
1 minute read.
Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, Sunday.

netanyahu cabinet meeting_311 reuters. (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Eyal Gabai, the director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, will leave the post on August 1, the office said in a statement on Monday.

Gabai, who has served in his position for two years, tendered his resignation two weeks ago, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was unsuccessful in getting him to reconsider.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Gabai’s resignation reportedly came against the backdrop of the appointment of Moshe Dayan as the new civil service commissioner, despite Gabai’s opposition, which reportedly created tension inside the Prime Minister’s Office.

Netanyahu thanked Gabai for his contributions, and in a statement said, “You have had a major role in the government’s achievements.

Having known and worked with you in various frameworks for 14 years, I believe that we will work together again.”

Gabai was responsible for the laying of the natural gas pipeline to Haifa, the passage of the Bank of Israel Law, and the construction of a barrier along the Egyptian border to block the flow of infiltrators.

In addition, recommendations of the committee he chaired to encourage employment among the haredim were approved by the cabinet.



Gabai’s resignation is the latest in a line of key advisers to Netanyahu who have left their jobs in the past seven months, including chief spokesman Nir Hefetz, political adviser Shalom Shlomo, and National Security Council head Uzi Arad.

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN