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Reason Behind Silman’s Resignation Revealed: Centered Around Debate over Chametz on Pesach

By 04/07/2022 11:00 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

After the sudden resignation of lawmaker Idit Silman from the coalition government on Tuesday, it was revealed that the minister was protesting the leftist takeover of the government, which is spreading secularism and crushing traditional Jewish values.

Silman resigned from the coalition and joined Likud, based on her belief that a “national, Jewish and Zionist government” should be in charge. This move came after she criticized leftist health minister Nitzan Horowitz, for lifting a ban on chametz in hospitals during Pesach.

Source: Times of Israel (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ms. Silman expressed her anger by saying: “People in the Holocaust fasted on Passover so as not to eat chametz, and a minister in the State of Israel within a coalition like ours, unfortunately, intends to introduce chametz. The people of Israel have certain values that entire generations have died over, and we in the current government will not be part of their overthrow and we must respect the public.”

With the issue of secularists attempting to erase the observance of traditional Jewish values taking center stage, Silman’s resignation has triggered a possible collapse of the incumbent coalition since it has now lost its majority.

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