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