Bank of Israel

Fischer Does Not Rule Out IMF Job

05/31/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer did not rule out accepting the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund should he win the election.

Fischer made the remarks Tuesday during an address at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as part of its 41st Annual Board of Governors meeting.

"All of the press has been very nice to read compared to what is usually in the Israeli press, but, when I was job hunting at MIT, the professors there taught: 'Don't accept a nomination you haven't been offered yet,'" he said.

Begin, Rabin to Appear on New Israeli Bills

12/20/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The images of former Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin will appear on new Israeli currency.

Writer S.Y. Agnon and the poet Rachel have also been chosen for the honor.

The Bank of Israel announced the new series of banknotes, and its honoring of the political and cultural history of Israel, on Sunday.

The two prime ministers were chosen for signing peace treaties with Israel's neighbors, Begin with Egypt and Rabin with Jordan and an interim agreement with the Palestinians, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said.

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