Eyal Haimovsky
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tapped former Jerusalem official Eyal Haimovsky as his new bureau chief, the permanent replacement for Natan Eshel, who resigned in February amid accusations that he sexually harassed an employee.

Gil Sheffer, an aide to Netanyahu, served as interim bureau chief in the meantime. Sheffer recommended Haimovsky, whom he knew from his work at the municipality.

Haimovsky, 38, was until recently the vice president of the Jerusalem Development Authority. He is married with two children and holds an engineering degree and an MBA.

According to Netanyahu's aides, Haimovsky will effectively be Sheffer's deputy. He will be responsible for the prime minister's schedule and coordinate the work of Netanyahu's advisers.

Before his work at the Jerusalem Development Authority, Haimovsky was adviser to the city's mayor as well as the transportation and housing ministers.