The police will recommend closing the case against MK Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home) due to lack of evidence, a month and a half after he was interrogated on suspicion of sexual harassment.
Channel 2 news reported that none of the eight women who complained about the acts to a group of rabbis is willing to cooperate with the investigators or to appear in court if required.
Earlier this year, a number of women appeared before prominent religious Zionist rabbis and claimed that Slomiansky had harassed them. The MK has denied the allegations against him from the beginning.
Among the rabbis who heard the women's claims were the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi Eitan Eizman. Slomiansky said when he learned of the allegations: "I found out from different people that they received information from respectable women who heard from other women that they were hurt by me. I am pained and am very sorry about that. I never intended to hurt any man or woman, and if any woman was insulted, hurt or felt uncomfortable because of my behavior, I apologize and I would apologize to her face, from the bottom of my heart, if I knew who she was."
"I am known in many communities as a man who is always willing to help, at every hour of the day, and as a warm and heartfelt man, and as is accepted in Israeli politics, I give hugs and shake hands or hold an elbow, without any sexual, romantic or harmful intention," he said.