"It looks to be a smooth transfer between governors," says Jihad Al-Wazir, who stepped down as governor of the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) on November 18. It is not always the case in the Middle East, he notes. Some governors only know they are moving on when they open that day's newspaper.
Al-Wazir seems to have maintained his good humour, even through eight years at the helm of the PMA, not one of which passed without violence between Israel and Palestine. The year he took office, 2008,