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How a Sandwich and the Netanyahu Cult of Intimidation Could Bring Down Israel's Government

A Knesset member crosses the aisle, endangering Bennett's coalition and signaling how secular ultra-nationalist Netanyahu still enjoys mythical control over religious Israelis

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

The now former coalition whip, and indeed former coalition member, Idit Silman, didn’t want to go down in history as the woman who brought down a government and sent Israel to yet another wasteful and needless election, just so security guards could rifle through the bags of Israelis whose only sin is to bring their relatives in hospital dying from cancer a piece of cake on Passover.

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