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Senior Bank of Israel official quits to take part in anti-government movement

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, January 21, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, January 21, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Senior Bank of Israel official Moshe Hazan is resigning his position in order take up a role in an organization involved in protesting the current government, Channel 12 reports.

In Hazan’s letter of resignation, he cites his intent to “become involved in the sociopolitical sphere.”

Hazan was a member of the bank’s five-person monetary committee.

Recent weeks have seen mass protests against the government, which includes several far-right factions, and its plans to shake up the legal system, legitimize some forms of workplace discrimination and further steps that critics warn will undermine democracy.

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