The police asked the legal adviser to the government of Avihay Mandelblit for permission to interrogate the Deputy of the Knesset of Nisan Slomiansky («Bayt Yehudi») on suspicion of sexual harassment. This was reported by the website «Mako».
The resolution of the legal adviser to the investigating authorities is required in order to interrogate the current MP as a suspect. This may mean opening against him.
At the end of last year, avihai Mandelblit ordered the police to verify complaints received on Nisan Slomiansky. Although Slomiansky claimed that he did not know who could complain, a forum of rabbis advised him to apologize publicly. The Deputy obeyed.
Amid the intensifying scandal Slomiansky announced a temporary retirement from the post of the head of the Knesset’s legislation.