After String of Failures Netanyahu Eyes Argentine Economist as Top Candidate for Bank of Israel Governor

Mario Blejer, who studied and later taught at Hebrew University, leads Netanyahu’s list of nominees for job.

Mario Blejer, who briefly headed the Central Bank of Argentina a decade ago, reportedly is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's latest preferred candidate for governor of the Bank of Israel following the abortive appointments of Jacob Frenkel and Leo Leiderman, each of whom bowed out after allegations of past scandals surfaced.