With the end of his term fast approaching, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to decide on the future of Bank of Israel Chairman Professor Amir Yaron. While Netanyahu has not publicly commented on the issue, it is widely known that he does not want Yaron to continue in his post for a second term.
Amid the ongoing conflict, the government made a decision to extend the terms of office of most government agency heads whose terms were set 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 19th, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who had previously expressed dissatisfaction with Yaron’s stance on judicial reform’s impact on the country’s economy, called on Netanyahu to announce Yaron’s resignation for a full second term.