Steinitz appoints Ariav as temporary replacement for Belinkov

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday appointed Yarom Ariav, the ministry's director-general, to serve as its budget supervisor as well. Yarom agreed to fill both posts temporarily, until Steinitz finds a permanent replacement for Ram Belinkov. Belinkov resigned on Wednesday in protest over the budget deal struck between the government and the Histadrut Labor Federation, which bypassed the Treasury's proposals. Sharon Wrobel contributed to this report