Likud announces boycott of coalition whip, claiming she secretly recorded MKs

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Likud announces boycott of coalition whip, claiming she secretly recorded MKs
TV reporter calls claim ‘nonsense,’ says Silman, during interview, quickly went to vote, turning off mic she had on her; coalition bill to extend housing panel said in danger
By Michael Bachner
28 July 2021

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party announced on Tuesday evening that it would no longer cooperate with coalition whip Idit Silman, in the latest action aimed at hindering the new government. The party claimed the lawmaker, from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, had secretly recorded opposition lawmakers in the Knesset a day earlier on behalf of Channel 12 news. The network has rejected the allegation, saying Silman had been giving a TV interview outside the Knesset plenum when she had to quickly enter for a vote. Rather than disconnecting her microphone, she turned it off and entered the plenum with it on her.

Others, including United Torah Judaism deputy leader Yaakov Litzman, have launched similar accusations against Silman. “We discovered this evening that MK Silman walked around here with a recording device in her pocket, taping the Knesset members in the plenum for Channel 12,” Litzman said during an overnight Monday-Tuesday session at the Knesset.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/likud...tion-whip-claiming-she-secretly-recorded-mks/
 
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