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Shimrit Meir, top aide to Bennett, resigns after one year in position

, a top diplomatic adviser to Prime Minister resigned from her position on Friday, in a move seen as a further blow to the premier.

Meir, who has served in the position since Bennett took office in June 2021, will leave her position on June 1, according to her resignation letter.

The resignation was seen as a further sign of instability in the government, which is struggling to survive after losing its majority.

Meir was considered to be one of Bennett’s closest aides. However, she reportedly repeatedly clashed with his political advisers who felt that she was trying to extend her influence into their spheres, including advising Bennett on his political strategy, and responses to crises such as the coronavirus and the departure of MK Idit Silman from the , the Ynet site reported.

She was also seen as pulling Bennett toward the political center to the

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