Education Ministry's chief scientist fired

The Education Ministry's chief scientist, Dr. Gaby Avital, was fired Mondayevening. Avital was dismissed only a year after his employment began, buthis time at the ministry was checkered with controversy.
Avital was notified of his dismissal by Education Ministry Director GeenralShimshon Shoshani, after consultation with Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar.
On Tuesday, Army Radio reported that Avital did not intend to appeal the decision.