Israel's Top Treasury Officials Fear for Jobs as They Await New Finance Minister

When Yair Lapid became finance minister in 2013, one of his first acts was to fire the department’s highest-ranking officials. Ministry staff hope the new incumbent will avoid making the same mistake.

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One of the first steps taken by Yair Lapid when he became finance minister in the previous government was to fire treasury director general Doron Cohen and the head of the budget department, Gal Hershkovitz.