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  • Citing personal reasons, would-be Bank of Israel gov declines job

    August 2, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Leo Leiderman, an Israeli economics professor tapped to become governor of the Bank of Israel, has withdrawn his candidacy.

    Leiderman on Friday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid that he does not want the job “for personal reasons,”...

  • Economist Leo Liederman tapped to head Bank of Israel

    July 31, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Leo Leiderman, an Israeli economics professor, was nominated to be the Bank of Israel governor.

    The nomination Wednesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid came two days after Jacob Frenkel withdrew his candidacy over accusations that he...

  • Frenkel quits candidacy to head Bank of Israel over shoplifting accusation

    July 29, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Jacob Frenkel withdrew his candidacy to be the next governor of the Bank of Israel over accusations that he shoplifted at a duty-free shop in Hong Kong.

    Frenkel called the shoplifting incident a “misunderstanding” and said the Hong Kong authorities apologized for the embarrassing...

  • Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer to step down

    January 29, 2013 | 8:50 am

    Stanley Fischer is stepping down from his position as governor of the Bank of Israel.

    Fischer, 69,  will be leaving office on June 30 after serving eight years that included shepherding the Israeli economy through the global financial crisis of 2007-08. His term was scheduled to...

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  • Everyone knows Israel’s true capital

    August 22, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    In international relations there is sometimes a situation of political make-believe whereby states conduct themselves in a manner that actively and consciously ignores reality.

    On some occasions this is warranted in order to avoid a crisis or mitigate conflict. And once-relevant...

  • Fischer candidacy to head IMF disqualified

    June 14, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, will not be considered a candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund because of his age.

    Fischer was notified Monday night that his announced candidacy for the position was disqualified since he is 67, and IMF rules state...

  • Fischer does not rule out IMF job

    May 31, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer did not rule out accepting the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund should he win the election.

    Fischer made the remarks Tuesday during an address at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as part of its 41st Annual...

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