31.07.2011 29.Tammus, 5771
Amid social protests, Treasury director-general resigns
Move comes as Netanyahu is expected to make changes to tax burden on the public; resignation reportedly a result of disagreement with Steinitz.
Finance Ministry Director-General Haim Shani stepped down Sunday morning amid social protests sweeping the country, citing differences of opinion with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz. Most likely, the difference of opinion was related to management of the Tax Authority, but also Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's plan to lower certain taxes and to change the government budget against the backdrop of ongoing protests.
Shani was appointed to the Finance Ministry post in November 2009 to replace Yoram Ariev. Shani was previously the CEO of NICE Systems….