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  1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

Tzvi Hauser Stepping Down as Cabinet Secretary


Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Thursday afternoon, that he will be leaving the office when the term of the current government comes to an end. Asking Hauser to stay through the transition period of his replacement, Netanyahu said the attorney, "accompanied the government's work during challenging and fascinating years for Israel, and I'm sure he will continue to contribute to the State of Israel."

Hauser began working with Netanyahu in 1993 as a media advisor. He was a strategic advisor in Netanyahu's election staff in 1996. A year later he was named chairman of the Cable TV Council and carried out reform to open the television industry to competition. From 2000 to 2009, he was a partner in the firm of Goldfarb and associates, rejoining Netanyahu for coalition negotiations in 2009 before assuming the position of cabinet secretary.