Netanyahu Could Give 'Tacit Support’ to Silvan Shalom’s Presidential Bid

Prime minister presumably hopes to help out party colleague while avoiding backlash over Shalom’s alleged sexual misconduct.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering giving his “tacit support” to the presidential bid of Energy and Water Resources Minister Silvan Shalom. Senior Likud figures said the goal was to capture the votes of Yisrael Beiteinu’s 11 Knesset members, who have said they would support Netanyahu’s choice for the post.