Will former International Monetary Fund Chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn replace incumbent Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer?
French dailies France Soir and Midi Libre reported Wednesday that Strauss-Kahn may be nominated as the next governor of the Bank of Israel once Fischer steps down in three and a half years.
Strauss-Kahn made headlines in the past year after being forced to resign from the IMF following his arrest in on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape of a New York hotel maid, which were dismissed
by a New York court last August following doubts concerning the maid's credibility.
According to the French papers, Strauss-Kahn and his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair, who visited Israel last week, may immigrate to the Jewish state for an indefinite period of time.
"The French couple's visit to Kahn's Jewish-French friend Jean Freidman led to a slew of rumors regarding his future position," wrote France Soir.
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