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Litzman accuses coalition whip Silman of secretly recording MKs for news outlet

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United Torah Judaism number two Yaakov Litzman on Tuesday accused coalition whip Idit Silman of secretly recording lawmakers in the Knesset on behalf of Channel 12 news.

“We discovered this evening that MK Silman walked around here with a recording device in her pocket, taping the Knesset members in the plenum for Channel 12,” Litzman said during an overnight session at the Knesset.

“[Moshe] Gafni and I filed a complaint with the speaker of the Knesset. This is a horrible act,” he said, referring to his party’s leader.

Litzman then further claimed that “Silman told the coalition members about the recordings so that they would speak nicely.”

Daphna Liel, the Knesset reporter for Channel 12, immediately dismissed the allegation.

“What nonsense. We were filming Idit Silman when she had to run for a vote. She turned off the microphone and entered the plenum,” Liel tweeted.

Channel 12’s newscast has been,........

© The Times of Israel

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