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Yamina rebel said to threaten to ‘destroy’ party MK Orbach if he helps oust her

MKs Idit Silman (R) and Nir Orbach arrive for a Yamina faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MKs Idit Silman (R) and Nir Orbach arrive for a Yamina faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Yamina MK Idit Silman, who has bolted the coalition and joined the coalition, is reportedly threatening to take revenge on fellow party MK Nir Orbach by releasing internal documents if he helps Yamina declare her a defector, a move that would mean Silman cannot run in the next elections as part of any existing party.

“I won’t shut my mouth, I intend to release this if Nir ousts me,” Silman is quoted as saying.

“It should be clarified to Nir that I have all his correspondences, all the Jewish Home reports,” she adds, referring to a now-defunct party that both of them were a part of. “There are also people who gave me more material. Nir will be destroyed by this.”

The network cites an unnamed source calling Silman’s words “blackmail.”

Silman’s office denies the report.

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