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Netanyahu bars Likud MKs from media interviews after Kisch reveals secret deal with Shaked

Likud MKs vote to back then-incumbent Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein for another term in the position, during a faction meeting at the Knesset, on April 30, 2019. (Raoul Wootliff/Times of Israel)
Likud MKs vote to back then-incumbent Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein for another term in the position, during a faction meeting at the Knesset, on April 30, 2019. (Raoul Wootliff/Times of Israel)

Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered all members of in his party to cease any media interview until further notice after MK Yoav Kisch revealed that the party hade made a secret agreement with Jewish Home chair Ayelet Shaked that saw her stay in the race until the end in order to prevent more moderate right-wing votes from going to parties in the opposing bloc.

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