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The Law of the Israel Antiquities Authority states that the IAA is the organization responsible for all the antiquities of the country, including the underwater finds. The IAA is authorized to excavate, preserve, conserve and administrate antiquities when necessary.



Chapter Three: The Director of the Authority and its Employees



Chapter Three: The Director of the Authority and its Employees

18. (a) The Council shall appoint, based on the advice of the Minister and with the approval of the government, a Director of the Authority. The Council may, based on the advice of the Minister, appoint a deputy Director.
 (b) The elections subcommittee, as stated in subsection (a), shall be published in Reshumut.


The Authority of the Director

19. (a) The Director is responsible for the uninterrupted administration of the Authority’s dealings accordance with the decisions of the Council.
(b) Subject to the directives [outlined] in this Law, as well as the decisions of the Council, the Director shall have all of the authority necessary for the administration of the Authority, including the authority to represent the Authority in any of its duties, to sign agreements or other documents in the name of the Authority.
(c) The  directives in this Law do not detract from the authority and duties granted to the Director by the Antiquities Law or any other enactment.
(d) The Director may, according to this Law, delegate some of his authority to an employee of the Authority and to authorize this employee to sign any document in the name of the Authority.
 

Appointing the Director

20. (a)  The Director shall be appointed for a period of five years (hereafter: term of office). The Council, with the approval of the Minister and the government, may re-elect the Director for a additional term of office at the conclusion of the current term.
(b) The term of the Director shall terminate with one of the following:
(1) the Director resigns by letter; he presents the letter to the Minister through the agency of the Council;
(2) the Minister, after consultation with the Council and with the approval of the government, establishes that the director cannot, in a permanent manner, discharge his duties;
(3) the Minister, after consultation with the Council and with the approval of the government, decides to remove him from his position for reasons that shall be detailed.


The Employment of Workers

21. (a)  the Authority may engage workers to implement its policies;
 (b) the conditions of employment of Authority workers, remuneration, service lists and methods of selection for work shall be the same as those of government employees, with those changes that have been set by the Authority with the approval of the Minister and the Minister of Finance.


Terms of the Director’s Employment

22. The remuneration for the Director and the terms of his employment shall set by the Minister with the approval of the Minister of Finance.

 


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