On Thursday, 24 December, a Knesset member and Minister of the interior Silvan Shalom has fulfilled the formalities related to resignation. Radio station «Sieves Beth» said that he submitted his resignation to the speaker of the Knesset Julius Edelstein.
20 December, at a time when the legal adviser of the government of Yehuda Weinstein held a meeting with police officials to discuss complaints by women of sexual harassment by Silvan Shalom, he announced that he is leaving politics. Shalom said that the decision was taken after discussion with the family, which it fully supported. Weinstein ordered police to check out complaints against Shalom.
Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision by the interior Minister.
After the announcement of the resignation Silvan Shalom did not participate in the meetings of the government and the Knesset.
On December 23, the coalition suffered their first defeat during voting in the Knesset on the amendment to the law on the rights of the patient. For the amendment proposed by Deputy Alizai Labi («Yesh Atid») voted 52 deputies and 51 were against it.
Place Silvan Shalom in the Knesset is a major IDF reserve service, a former employee of the Israel security Agency, the head of the LGBT cell within the party Amir Ohana, who took in the primaries 32nd place.