Poll raises debate over possibility of a gay prime minister in Israel

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Jerusalem (Israel), Aug 23(ANI): In a poll conducted by an Israeli newspaper, nearly half of all Israelis participating in it are ready for a gay prime minister.

The poll revealed that 25 per cent people said that they were certain that they were ready for a gay minister, and 19 per cent said that they thought that they were ready.

However, a similar number said that they were definitely not ready for such an eventuality. In the poll, 13 per cent said maybe, but that they were not sure and 7per cent felt that they didn't think so, and 11 per cent didn't answer the poll.

Meanwhile, MK Nitzan Horowitz, who is himself gay, took the polls as a medium to publicise himself and said that it proved that the country was ready for him to be elected prime minister.

In contrast to Horowitz's views, National Union Chairman Ya'akov Katz said: "I have a son who is a farmer. He has sheep. He says to me: Father, if the sheep were only male, the world would die. There would be no more sheep," The Jerusalem Post quoted Katz, as saying.

"The natural tendency of man is to allow the world to continue to exist. So a man who comes and says 'I hold an orientation that does not allow for the perpetuation of the world,' could such a man be prime minister? Could a man be prime minister who loves to sleep with sheep? With horses? Can a man whose orientation is for horses be prime minister? Can a man who likes girls aged five be prime minister?" Katz added.

He further questioned the basis of homosexuality and gays in this context, and said that he can't understand how a man can kiss another man. He said that he completely opposed the idea.

"When I think about a bearded man fondling another bearded man, it kills me like," Katz added. (ANI)

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