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Head of Israeli Government Coalition Resigns

The Bennett-Lapid government on the verge of collapse

Jerusalem24 – Israel Channel 12 reported this morning, Wednesday, that Israeli Member of Knesset Idit Silman will resign from her position as head of the current government coalition losing the majority in the Knesset.

Silman’s withdrawal deprives the government coalition of the possibility of passing new laws and may lead to a withdrawal of confidence from the government. ‘

Silman, who was in the Knesset representing Yamina which is led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennet told Channel 12 that she would seek to persuade her colleagues to form a right-wing government.

A prominent reason for her resignation is the decision of the Israeli Minister of Health, and leader of the Meretz movement, Nitzan Horowitz decision to allow leavened bread to be brought into hospitals during Passover; which is prohibited in Judaism.

Silman is said to be joining the Likud after her defection from the government coalition. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the coalition days are numbered after welcoming Silman’s decision to leave the government.

“Idit, you have made the right decision,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “Welcome home to the real right, to the national camp. We all salute you.”


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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