Bank of Israel
Bank of IsraelFlash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon today interviewed two candidates for post of Governor of the Bank of Israel.

The candidates interviewed were former Finance Ministry Director General Prof. Ben Tzion Zilberfarb and Bank of Israel Monetary Council member Prof. Efraim Tzadka.

Later in the day the two are expected to interview former Central Bank of Argentina Governor Prof. Mario Blecher, currently advisor to the Albanian Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister's Bureau clarified that it is however possible that Netanyahu and Kahlon will interview additional candidates for the position.

Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug
Bank of Israel Governor Karnit FlugFlash 90

A few months ago, Bank of Israel Governor Dr. Karnit Flug announced she is not interested in her Governorship extending beyond the date fixed for her retirement.

The appointments may be delayed, as Supreme Court petitions have been submitted against two members of the committee for appointing senior officials, neutralizing committee work. In addition to the Bank of Israel Governor, other senior officials' appointments will be delayed at least until the end of the petition's investigation. These include the IDF Chief of Staff and the next Police Commissioner, should Internal Security Minister Erdan decide not to extend the term of current Police Chief Roni Alshich.

Netanyahu (R) and Kahlon confer
Netanyahu (R) and Kahlon conferAlex Kolomiosky