A U.S. financier will be the next governor of the Bank of Israel. The vice chairman of Citigroup, Stanley Fischer, accepted the central bank’s top post. Fischer has served as an informal adviser to the Israeli treasury. In order to take the position, Fischer will have to immigrate to Israel, Ha’aretz reported.
Anti-Semitism, Holocaust restitution and issues of financial transparency are to be discussed by delegates at the World Jewish Congress plenary. The approximately 500 delegates from more than 80 countries will also elect a new executive and governing board at the meeting in Brussels. WJC President Edgar Bronfman is expected to stand for re-election on Monday morning.
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