4th Departure In 1 Month: Prime Minister Bennett’s Spokesman Quits

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s spokesperson Matan Sidi (L.) is the fourth member of his office to resign his position within a month. (Shlomi Amsalem/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office, like his coalition, is slowly dissolving, and on Monday, his spokesperson resigned, the fourth person to retire from his office in the past month.

Spokesperson Matan Sidi, who is only 26, began working with Bennett four years ago, when he was serving as education minister and quickly rose through the ranks. In the past year, he not only served as Bennett’s spokesman but also oversaw all the Prime Minister’s Office’s communications, such as the Mossad and the National Security Council.

Sidi’s resignation comes after the resignation of office manager Naomi Sasson last week, his chief of staff Tal Gan-Tzvi two weeks ago, and his political adviser Shimrit Meir three weeks ago.

The resignation of Gan-Tzvi was considered a real blow as he had worked with Bennett for the past 13 years and was the main figure connecting him to his former vote base – the national-religious community. The straw that broke the camel’s back, spurring Gan-Tzvi to quit, was reportedly the coalition’s negotiations with the Arab Joint List to support them from outside the government.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. The charlatan will defy all logic and warning signs just to stay in power. Naftali is just that.
    I wonder why the state is not going after him as they did Bibi for the upgrades he did to his private residence at taxpayer expense. Why should that be allowed?