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Bennett expels MK Idit Silman from Yamina faction meeting

PM furious at rebel MK for not supporting appointment of Matan Kahana as Religious Affairs Minister: 'Have you no shame to come here?'

Bennett expels MK Idit Silman from Yamina faction meeting

Former coalition chair: Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

'When Secular Forum doesn't succeed by means of democracy, because it's a minority, it turns to the Supreme Court,' MK Idit Silman says.

Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

Former coalition whip: 'This hasn't been a government of healing for a long time already'

MK Idit Silman, who bolted the coalition, says PM Bennett is trying 'to turn her into a weak and pressured woman.'

'This hasn't been a government of healing for a long time'

Homesh evacuation in the near future, Evyatar down the line

The Defense Minister told Idit Silman that the building committee for Judea & Samaria would convene in May and Homesh evacuated 'soon.'

Homesh evacuation soon, Evyatar down the lineplayer

Netanyahu coached Yamina defector Idit Silman on how to negotiate with Benny Gantz

Despite efforts, Gantz refused to consider joining Netanyahu-led coalition.

Netanyahu coached Yamina defector on how to negotiate with Gantz

MK Idit Silman meets with Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Since leaving the government, Silman has met with many prominent figures, receiving praise and encouragement for her decision.

MK Idit Silman meets with Benny Gantz

Government downfall over bread? What a crazy, glorious country this is!

Why should this generation be different from preceding generations? Op-ed.

Downfall over bread? What a crazy, glorious country this is!

Yamina MK: Silman was tricked, the Likud has no alternative government in this Knesset

Deputy Minister Abir Kara: Idit Silman caved to heavy pressure. The Likud has no alternative government in this Knesset.

'Silman was tricked, the Likud has no alternative government'

Yamina MK Nir Orbach tells Meretz chair: 'Your voters want you in the govt, ours don't'

At stormy coalition meeting, party chairs call for more discipline while Yamina's representative begs for 'understanding.'

'Your voters want you in the govt, ours don't'

Dimona mayor: 'Everyone knows this government will fall'

MK Idit Silman warmy applauded during unexpected visit to Dimona. 'The coalition's days are very numbered. It will fall apart,' he says.

Dimona mayor: 'Everyone knows this government will fall'

Opposition working to protect former coalition whip from being declared 'defector'

Opposition to allow MK Idit Silman not to vote in the no-confidence vote against the government, to prevent coalition from hurting her.

Opposition working to protect former coalition whip

Who will replace Idit Silman as coalition chair?

MK Nir Orbach is the natural candidate for the post but does not wish to take on the role at the moment.

Who will replace Idit Silman as coalition chair?

Coalition factions meet for 1st time since chairwoman Silman resigned

Acting Coalition chairman MK Boaz Toporovsky says 'coalition of healing' must endure.

Coalition factions meet for 1st time since chair Silman resigned

Watch: Ishay Lapidot sings 'Vehi she'amda'

At a Colel Chabad event for orphaned bar mitzvah boys, MK Idit Silman goes onstage, asking singer Ishay Lapidot to sing 'Vehi she'amda.'

Watch: Ishay Lapidot sings 'Vehi she'amda'player

Likud: Bennett's story's over, he lies nonstop

Likud respond's to PM's interviews: "Bennett lost the majority in the Knesset this week, so he is also spreading lies against Idit Silman."

Likud: Bennett's story's over, he lies nonstop

Idit Silman: 'My decision to leave coalition is final'

Coalition chairwoman says she won't reconsider decision to leave government, says Right can form new coalition in this Knesset.

Coalition Chair: 'My decision to leave coalition is final'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Idit Silman is a great woman

"If only the men of the Yamina party were as brave, honest, and responsible as her," says Chief Rabbi of Tzfat.

'Idit Silman is a great woman'

'Yamina MKs intend to move forward in current government'

Religious Affairs Minister says Yamina will not see more defectors after MK Idit Silman bolts coalition.

'Yamina MKs intend to move forward in current government'

MK Miri Regev pledges: We won't cooperate with Ra'am under any circumstances

MK Regev believes more people will defect from the coalition and return to the national camp.

'We won't cooperate with Ra'am under any circumstances'

'There was no deal with the Likud, I did all this alone'

'I shocked everyone - even Netanyahu,' says Idit Silman. 'Now the coalition is offering me the Health Ministry.'

'There was no deal with the Likud, I did all this alone'

MK Silman meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Eliyahu also played a part in convincing Silman to desert the government, depriving it of its Knesset majority.

MK Silman meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Haredi MK: 'Willing to forgive Liberman to form a government'

MK Aryeh Deri, Shas chief, says he was 'not surprised' at coalition chair's decision to bolt.

Haredi MK: 'Willing to forgive Liberman to form a government'

Yamina MK lashes out at Bennett: You cannot use the phrase 'West Bank'

MK Nir Orbach blasts PM during Yamina faction meeting held after coalition chairwoman resigned.

'You cannot use the phrase 'West Bank''

Netanyahu met with Silman Tuesday, planned her resignation

The Likud chairman and MK Silman met at a house in the Jerusalem mountains and wove the political deal between them till 3:00 a.m.

Netanyahu met with Silman Tuesdayplayer

Netanyahu: Our door is open to anyone from the right

Rally against current government held in high spirits after Idit Silman bolts from the coalition.

Netanyahu: Our door is open to anyone from the rightplayer

Likud MK Ofir Akunis: ‘This is the last day of the current coalition’

Likud MK Ofir Akunis explains that with the gov losing its slim majority, its days are numbered and Israel may be headed to new elections.

‘This is the last day of the current coalition’player

Likud attempting to woo New Hope MKs to bring down coalition

MK Yariv Levin: New Hope MKs are not enemies, hope they will follow Idit Silman in leaving government.

Likud attempting to woo New Hope MKs to bring down coalition

Yamina MK: 'I won't sit in government that freezes settlements'

'I won't stay in government that freezes construction in Judea and Samaria,' says MK Nir Orbach, after Idit Silman bolts coalition.

Yamina MK: 'I won't sit in government that freezes settlements'

Likud MK: 'I wasn't surprised' at coalition chair's decision to bolt

'Idit Silman made the right choice, coalition lost its direction in nearly every possible parameter,' Likud's MK Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'I wasn't surprised' at coalition chair's decision

Netanyahu: This government's days are numbered

Opposition Leader praises Idit Silman for bolting coalition, predicts government will fall in near future.

Netanyahu: This government's days are numbered

MK Silman guaranteed spot in Likud list, Health Ministry portfolio

Senior coalition official claims coalition chairwoman was promised spot on Likud list and the Health Ministry in exchange for resignation.

Silman guaranteed spot in Likud list, Health Ministry portfolio

Haredi MK: Coalition chair won't be last to bolt

'Opposition needs to do soul-searching, decide who has best chance to form coalition without new elections,' MK Gafni says.

Haredi MK: Coalition chair won't be last to bolt

MK Idit Silman invited to massive anti-government demonstration

After vowing to bolt government, coalition chair invited to right-wing demonstration expected to draw tens of thousands in Jerusalem.

Silman to be guest of honor at anti-government demonstration?

Rightist MKs laud coalition chair for bolting government

'She got her pass into Heaven in a single moment.' Yamina MK lauded by Opposition MKs hailing move as beginning of end of Bennett government

Rightist MKs laud coalition chair for bolting government

Coalition chair Idit Silman bolts from coalition

Government loses its majority as Yamina MK leaves coalition. 'We can form another government without new elections.'

Coalition chair Idit Silman bolts government

Husband of coalition chair: 'Conversion reform won't happen'

Shmulik Silman, husband of MK Idit Silman, says, 'Everyone has red lines, she won't sell her portion in the World to Come.'

Husband of coalition chair: 'Conversion reform won't happen'

Coalition chair Idit Silman: There won't be chametz in hospitals on my watch

Health Minister gives directive to hospitals to allow chametz during Passover. Silman: "He must respect the Israeli public."

Coalition chair: No chametz in hospitals on my watch

Coalition chair Idit Silman: I won't support the Western Wall Compromise

"We should maintain the Orthodox character of the Kotel Hama'aravi; if we stick to our ideology, coalition will endure."

Coalition chair: I won't support the Western Wall Compromise

MKs return from Ukraine: 'We saw a tragic humanitarian reality'

Delegation of Knesset and Jewish Agency members returns to Israel together with 150 new immigrants who fled the war in Ukraine.

MKs return from Ukraine: 'We saw a tragic humanitarian reality'

Opposition calls for coalition chairwoman to resign

Opposition MKs call for resignation as a police investigation draws to a fruitless end.

Opposition calls for coalition chairwoman to resign