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Horowitz: We can and must resolve this coalition crisis

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz leads a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset on February 28, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz leads a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset on February 28, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, the Meretz party head, insists that the current coalition crisis after the defection of Yamina MK Idit Silman is not terminal.

“The crisis in the coalition should and can be resolved,” Horowitz tweets. “Meretz is a responsible partner and we are committed and will continue to serve in the government, because this is an important government that works and promotes moves that have been neglected for years.”

Horowitz adds that “this is how everyone should behave who puts the good of the state and Israeli society first.”

Silman — whose defection means the current government loses its narrow 61-seat majority — harshly criticized Horowitz earlier this week for a letter he sent urging hospitals to uphold a High Court ruling allowing hametz — leavened bread — to be brought into hospitals during the week of Passover, when consuming or owning bread is forbidden under Jewish law.

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