Israel has been plunged into a political crisis after a Idit Silman, a key member of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, said on Wednesday that she was quitting his coalition government – a surprise move that suddenly leaves him without a parliamentary majority. Al Jazeera reports that Bennett’s coalition may continue ruling with 60 seats, although with difficulty passing new legislation. If another member of the coalition defects, however, the Knesset could hold a vote of no confidence and lead Israel back to the polls for a fifth parliamentary election in four years and the possible return to office of Benjamin Netanyahu less than a year after he lost the premiership to Bennett.