Mario Blejer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new candidate to become Bank of Israel governor, found himself in a media storm in 2008 after it emerged his wife had had an affair with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then head of the International Monetary Fund.
A French court on Wednesday rejected a request by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to drop a sex offence inquiry in which he risks standing trial on pimping charges, his lawyers said.
Haaretz reports that the Palestinian Authority prime minister, Salam Fayyad, is endorsing the governor of the Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, to be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel,
Two thoughts about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund and currently Riker’s Island’s most distinguished resident…
Note: I’ve corrected this post in light of the comments below that produced the text I was unable to find.