Education minister said trying to oust Yad Vashem head Dani Dayan

Yad Vashem chief Dani Dayan in the Hall of Names at the Jerusalem museum, undated. (Alex Kolomoisky)
Yad Vashem chief Dani Dayan in the Hall of Names at the Jerusalem museum, undated. (Alex Kolomoisky)

Education Minister Yoav Kisch is looking to oust Yad Vashem head Dani Dayan, Channel 12 reports.

According to the report, Kisch has been looking to remove Dayan for several months and replace him with a political ally.

Kisch sent a letter to Yad Vashem this morning accusing Dayan of mismanagement and irregularities at the Holocaust museum. Kisch confirmed the report to Channel 12.

The report says that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kisch want to replace Dayan with former Likud MK Keren Barak.

Dayan told Channel 12 that the accusations were “baseless.”

Dayan, a former head of the Yesha settler council and an ex-Israeli consul-general to New York previously ran for the Knesset with Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party, but failed to get in.

Kisch recently had to backtrack on an attempt to install a political appointee as head of the Israel National Library after a massive outcry that the move would destroy the independence of the national institution.

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