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Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana resigns post, will remain Yamina MK

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana speaks during a conference in Jerusalem on February 7, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana speaks during a conference in Jerusalem on February 7, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana announces that he is resigning his post, effective immediately.

Kahana says he has informed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of his intention to return to the Knesset as a regular MK.

Kahana says that the move is intended to “help strengthen the coalition.”

The move is seen as aimed at preventing further defections from the Yamina party to the opposition.

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