Next Candidate for Bank of Israel Governor Was Embroiled in Strauss-Kahn Scandal

Mario Blejer's then wife had affair with then International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn before the leading economist's fall from grace.

Mario Blejer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new candidate to become Bank of Israel governor, found himself in a media storm in 2008 after it emerged his wife had had an affair with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then head of the International Monetary Fund.