Coalition to make minister’s nomination a no-confidence vote in apparent test of Yamina rebel

The coalition has decided to also hold a vote this evening on Yamina MK Matan Kahana’s reappointment as religious affairs minister.

The nomination will be a vote of no-confidence, in a move seen as testing Yamina rebel Idit Silman. If she were to oppose Kahana, the vote could give Yamina grounds to officially declare her a defector, which would dent her future political prospects.

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