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Netanyahu Mocked After Latest Central Bank Chief Candidate Withdraws

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: PMO.

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister, Yair Lapid, were pilloried by Israeli media on Sunday for their failure to fill the job of central bank chief and their lack of a proper vetting process, after two candidates withdrew.

In what has become front-page news, headlines called the long-running search to replace highly regarded Stanley Fischer a “circus” and Netanyahu and Lapid “clumsy fools.”

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