Coalition chair Idit Silman bolts from coalition


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Coalition chair Idit Silman bolts from coalition
Government loses its majority as Yamina MK leaves coalition. 'We can form another government without new elections.'
Hezki Baruch
Published: 06.04.22

The Bennett government suffered a major political blow Wednesday morning, with coalition chairwoman Idit Silman announcing her departure from the coalition. Silman, a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina faction, said early Wednesday morning that she will no longer stay in the narrow coalition government, announcing her resignation. The coalition chairwoman cited deep ideological differences with the government’s left-wing partners, including the Meretz and Labor factions. “I cannot [continue] any longer,” Silman said. "I tried unity."

"I worked hard for the present coalition government. Unfortunately, I won't be able to support harming the Jewish character of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. You aren't aware of everything, because I tried doing things quietly."