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Shaked says decision to remain in race was hers alone after Likud MK suggests otherwise

Ayelet Shaked, Interior Minister and head of the Jewish Home party, speaks during a press conference in Ramat Gan, October 25, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Ayelet Shaked, Interior Minister and head of the Jewish Home party, speaks during a press conference in Ramat Gan, October 25, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked responds to Likud MK Yoav Kisch’s claim that the two parties reached a secret agreement in which she would stay in the race until the end in order to prevent her more moderate voters from fleeing to the anti-Netanyahu bloc.

“The decision to run until the end was mine alone, based on the belief that the voice of the Jewish Home was an important one that must be expressed,” she says in a statement.

However, she admits she consulted on the matter with Likud MK Yariv Levin, who told her that her remaining in the race would not negatively impact the right-wing bloc.

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