Yigal Guetta
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Former Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Thursday morning announced that in his opinion, Labor leader Avi Gabbay would be a better prime minister than Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

In September, Guetta resigned from the Knesset after having revealed that he had attended a same-sex wedding several years ago. although a member of the haredi faction. The Torah unequivocally condemns the homosexual act, so that public acquiescence to a gay marriage is out of the pale.

In an interview with Army Radio, Guetta said, "I met Avi Gabbay, and we spoke about various political options. In my opinion, he is a better candidate for prime minister than Netanyahu is."

Regarding the fact that Netanyahu is still in his position despite the investigations, Guetta said, "If someone like Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) understands that you cannot run a coalition while you are being investigated, then maybe you can explain to me how it's possible to be prime minister but to be involved in several investigations. Because running a country is harder than running a coalition."

Guetta also noted that Bitan is "a very nice man," adding that "it really pains me to see what he's going through."

Police suspect Bitan of accepting bribes as part of a sweeping investigation that has already snared a number of officials from the Rishon Lezion municipality.

Netanyahu is currently being investigated on suspicion that he received cigars and champagne from wealthy supporters, including Israeli businessman and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian tycoon James Packer. He is not suspecting of granting favors in return.

A second case involves suspicions that Netanyahu sought more favorable coverage with the publisher of the popular Yediot Aharonot newspaper and met him to discuss the issue.

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