Silvan Shalom to quit politics — report

Israel’s Channel 2 news is reporting that Interior Minister Silvan Shalom will resign from public life, after coming under fire over the last several days amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment by women who worked under him.

Shalom has maintained his innocence, but was slated to meet with Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein Sunday evening to discuss the possible opening of a criminal case against him.

The channel reports that police have opened a criminal probe against him.

Thirteen women have come forward to make allegations against Shalom, though none has apparently filed an official police complaint. (The allegations against Shalom were not substantiated and a police investigation was subsequently closed.)

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