Report: MK among Silvan Shalom's alleged victims

Current MK said to be among women the ex-politician sexually harassed; as of now, she will not file complaint.

Cynthia Blank,

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom
Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90

Despite resigning from political life after 23 years of service on Sunday, the sexual harassment allegations against former minister Silvan Shalom continue to plague him. 

Army Radio exposed on Monday that one of the women the veteran Likud politician allegedly harassed is a current member of the Knesset. 

According to Army Radio's report, the MK is not prepared at this time to file an official complaint nor testify against Shalom. 

Although nearly a dozen women have come forward since reports first leaked last Wednesday, a poll conducted Sunday night revealed that only 51% of the public believes Shalom is guilty of the charges against him. 

According to the Panels Politics poll prepared for the Knesset Channel, 21% of the public believe Shalom's denials while some 27% are unsure who to believe. 

A full 81%, however, felt it was the right move for Shalom to resign given the allegations against him. Only 10% thought he should have remained in politics. 

Echoing the majority of the public's sentiments was MK Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union) who asserted to Army Radio that Shalom's resignation was "preferable for all of us, but an investigation still needs to be conducted."

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has, meanwhile, instructed police to open an investigation against Shalom on suspicion of sexual offenses. 




top