Tzfat Chief Rabbi and member of the Chief Rabbinate Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu called on the authorities not to investigate Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
"All of the complaints against the Prime Minister are negligible in relation to his tremendous and important responsibility. When Netanyahu makes correct decisions, he brings great blessing to Israel, and he is the person the people want as Prime Minister.
"If there are any complaints about the fact he received a cigarette here and a bottle of champagne there from friends - I think the harassment and the tumult are harming both the Prime Minister and all of Israel."
Rabbi Eliyahu also said the very fact the Prime Minister is under investigation shows our society is not healthy, and "we need to find a legal solution for this harassment."
"The citizens of Israel and the State of Israel rest on Prime Minister Netanyahu's shoulders. Jewish lives rest on his shoulders, and he must deal with international pressure as well. To harass him now over cigarettes and champagne is not appropriate.
"I suggest anyone who busies himself with this issue to let it drop," he concluded.