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Disaster for Israeli coalition as legislator walks out

Idit Silman has joined the opposition, ending the government's narrow majority in the Knesset.
Idit Silman

Knesset coalition whip Idit Silman dropped a bomb on April 6, announcing she was quitting the governing coalition and calling into doubt the survival of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government formed less than 10 months ago.

Silman wrote Bennett that she can no longer support the government, adding that she would now devote herself to winning over other right-wing coalition members and convince them to return to their ideological fold and form a right-wing government to replace the current one that includes left-wing and centrist parties.

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