Minister Silvan Shalom resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom announced Sunday that he was resigning from the Knesset amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
"Some 23 years I have served the public dutifully and with belief as an MK and a minister in various offices out of a feeling I was fulfilling a mission and a desire to advance important social and public goals," Shalom said in a statement.
The minister said that the allegations of sexual misconduct had put him and his family through anguish and therefore he was stepping down despite his insistence that the allegations are false.
Shalom was set to be replaced by MK Amir Ohana, who will be the first ever openly gay Likud MK.
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