Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to make a decision about the future of the Chairman of the Bank of Israel, Professor Amir Yaron, whose term is ending soon. This uncertainty suggests that Netanyahu is looking for someone else to fill the position, as Yaron has not been offered a second term.
With the impending end of many government agency heads’ terms, the government has agreed to extend their terms. However, Professor Yaron has made it clear that he is not interested in a short-term extension and is seeking a full second term.
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who has expressed dissatisfaction with Yaron’s position on judicial reform’s impact on the economy, has called on Netanyahu to announce the head of the Bank of Israel’s resignation for a full second term.