According to the radio station «Sieves Beth», after Silvan Shalom officially resign his seat in the Knesset is a major IDF reserve service, a former employee of the Israel security Agency, the head of the LGBT section within the party Amir Ohana, who took in the primaries 32nd place.
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom announced that he retires from politics in the evening of 20 December. The statement he made shortly before the start of consultations in the office of the legal adviser with the police, dealing with the complaints from women of sexual harassment by the Minister. After the meeting the legal adviser Yehuda Weinstein ordered police to check out complaints on Silvan Shalom.
In March 2014 former subordinate Silvan Shalom accused him of sexual harassment. However, in may legal adviser to the government has recommended closing the investigation because of the information concerning suspicions against the Minister, not confirmed, in other cases, the police or failed to find victims, or women refused to cooperate with the investigation.
On December 16 the newspaper «Haaretz» published an recognition of another woman who claimed that she was subjected to harassment while working with Sylvain Shalom. The woman refused to make a formal complaint to the police, but the investigation outlined his version of the incident. Shortly after this publication in the social network, another woman wrote that she has no doubt that women, accusing Shalom, tell the truth, as all that they describe, have experienced myself. Over the next two days revealed that six women accused the Minister in harassment.