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Outgoing Companies Authority chief hits out again at Minister Amsalem

(L) MK David Amsalem in Tel Aviv, December 8, 2022; and (R) Michal Rosenbaum. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90; Finance Ministry)
(L) MK David Amsalem in Tel Aviv, December 8, 2022; and (R) Michal Rosenbaum. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90; Finance Ministry)

Addressing the State Control Committee, Government Companies Authority director Michal Rosenbaum says Regional Cooperation Minister David Amsalem, who is assuming control of her department, hopes to use it “to build political clout and status.”

She says it is “the minister’s stated worldview,” expressed “in countless interviews,” that “government companies are not a public resource but a pool of jobs” for his associates.

“Minister Amsalem put huge pressure on me and the Authority to support the appointments of political activists and associates to key roles in government companies and to enable dismissals as part of political revenge.”

Rosenbaum recently announced her resignation following a months-long battle with Amsalem, citing his pending takeover of her department on Monday as the reason.

The Government Companies Authority has traditionally been part of the Finance Ministry, but when joining the cabinet, Amsalem insisted that it operate under his control as part of his agreement with Netanyahu.

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