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Daily Briefing April 6: Political earthquake as MK Silman quits. What happens now?

Political correspondents Tal Schneider and Carrie Keller-Lynn give a 360-degree analysis of coalition whip Idit Silman’s bombshell resignation

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Political correspondents Tal Schneider and Carrie Keller-Lynn join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in a politically charged podcast.

We examine coalition whip MK Idit Silman’s surprise resignation this morning, starting first with a little background on who she is and how much bullying she’s suffered to shore up this coalition.

The slim, tenuous coalition is now robbed of its majority. What are the potential scenarios that could play out? Spoiler: One of them means Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will become the prime minister.

What are the reactions from other politicians, including former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as other members of the opposition?

And if Silman joins up with fellow Yamina party-defector Amichai Chikli to form a new faction, does this influence coalition calculations?

Discussed articles include:

In blow to coalition, whip Silman quits government, robbing it of majority

Silman has quit the coalition — could Netanyahu’s Likud return to power?

Haredi party chief denies saying Netanyahu shouldn’t lead opposition

In resignation letter, Silman tells Bennett ‘it’s time to recalculate the route’

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