Tzvia Shimon to head disengagement unit

Olmert names her as the replacement for Yonatan Bassi as head of SELA Disengagement Authority.

May 31, 2006 23:54
Tzvia Shimon to head disengagement unit

Disengagement88. (photo credit: )


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


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday named Tzvia Shimon to replace Yonatan Bassi as head of the SELA Disengagement Authority. Shimon has served for the last three years as deputy director-general in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for manpower and human resources. She has also played an administrative role in Sela, helping with logistical and administrative issues. Shimon came to the PMO from the Foreign Ministry, where she served in senior administrative roles in Israel's missions in Cairo, New York and Chicago. The former head of the Hof Aza Regional Council, Avner Shimoni, said he would take a wait-and-see attitude about the appointment. "The true test is in her actions," he said. Bassi was appointed to the job in the summer of 2004 and announced in February that he wanted to resign. According to his office, he is likely to leave the post at the end of June. Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town