Ex-minister's wife challenges Bibi for Likud chair

After her husband resigned from politics, Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes asserts she'll take on Bibi in primaries.

Shlomo Pitrikovsky,

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes
Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes
Arutz Sheva

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes, the outspoken wife of former minister Silvan Shalom, wrote on Twitter Sunday that she was considering challenging Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud party. 

"Because of my great love for Bibi, I'm weighing signing up today to run against him in primaries for the Likud leadership. My only fear is I might accidentally win," she tweeted. 

Shalom, a veteran Likud politician, previously faced Netanyahu for party leadership during primaries in 2005. 

He recently resigned from political life following a series of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him. 

Although the Attorney General instructed the Major Crimes Unit of the Israel Police to launch a criminal investigation into the new allegations, no official probe has been opened. 

"I am disgusted with the suffering that has been endured by my family - my wife, my children and my mother," Shalom stated upon his resignation. "My family fully supports me, but there is no justification for the price they are being asked to pay." 

"In these circumstances I have decided to resign my duties as minister and member of the Knesset."




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