Report: Ovadia Yosef refused to sign no-rent letter

By JONAH MANDEL
December 12, 2010 23:24

 
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A group of Right-wing activists recently approached head of Shas' Council of Torah Sages Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in an attempt to convince him to add his signature to the letter against renting or selling land in Israel to non-Jews, Channel 2 reported Sunday night.

According to the report, the senior Sephardi adjudicator refused to sign, and told the activists that it was “an unnecessary and harmful petition, such statements shouldn't be made, next thing we know Jews in London and Paris will be told the same thing.”

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