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Bennett boots rebel MK Silman from Yamina faction meeting

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) with MK Idit Silman at the Knesset in Jerusalem, January 5, 2022 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) with MK Idit Silman at the Knesset in Jerusalem, January 5, 2022 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett throws rebel Yamina MK Idit Silman out of a Knesset faction meeting after she refuses to commit to supporting the reappointment of the party’s MK Matan Kahana as religious affairs minister.

“You’re not embarrassed to be here?” he says, according to Channel 12 news.

Silman’s recent decision to quit the coalition deprived the government of its parliamentary majority. Kahana announced last week he was resigning as minister and rejoining the Knesset in place of another Yamina member amid concerns of further defections.

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