Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet decided on the fate of Professor Amir Yaron, the Chairman of the Bank of Israel, who’s term is set to end in a month. Although Netanyahu himself has remained silent on this issue, it is widely understood that he wants someone else in this post.
The outbreak of war led the government to agree on a decision to extend the terms of office of most heads of government agencies whose term was due to expire in the near future. However, Professor Yaron made it clear that he was not interested in a short-term extension of his first term.
On Sunday, November 19, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who had previously expressed dissatisfaction with Yaron’s position regarding the impact of judicial reform on the country’s economy, called on Netanyahu to announce the resignation of the head of the Bank of Israel for a full second term.