Bennett ally: Rebel MK showed ‘she’s no longer part of Yamina’ by bucking coalition

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana and Yamina MK Idit Silman. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yamina's Matan Kahana speaks during a conference in Jerusalem on February 7, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana suggests rebel MK Idit Silman, a fellow member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, could be declared a defector after she opposed the coalition yesterday on a pair of key votes.

“Yesterday she proved with her actions that she is no longer part of Yamina,” Kahana tells the Democrat TV conference. “I believe there will be consequences for this.”

Kahana, a close ally of Bennett, also brushes off the coalition’s failure to reappoint him as religious affairs minister last night.

“Whether I’m religious affairs minister or deputy minister is less important. What is important is the government’s stability,” Kahana says.

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