Leiderman turns down Bank of Israel top job

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Leonardo Leiderman turned down the Bank of Israel governorship today, making him the second nominee to pull out of the job in the past five days.

Leiderman reportedly told prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu he would prefer to stay out of the public spotlight, and keep his existing roles at Tel-Aviv University and Bank Hapoalim. He was nominated for the role on Wednesday.

This will come as a blow to Netanyahu, who saw his first choice for the job – Jacob Frenkel – rule himself out of contention on

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