Report claims Israel's Klein asks for second term

A report by Haaretz Daily this week claimed Bank of Israel governor David Klein asked about his chances of being appointed for a second term at the central bank during a meeting with Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The report said Netanyahu replied that due to his recent work load he was too distracted to focus on the issue. Klein's five-year term is set to end on 7 January 2005.

Haaretz Daily quoted sources who said Klein asked Netanyahu to tell him in good time if his candidacy was to be

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