Yishai: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef did not back east J'lem freeze

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef did not express support for an east Jerusalem construction moratorium, Interior Minister and party chairman Eli Yishai said Friday, denying a report that appeared in the Ma’ariv newspaper the previous day.
In a statement, Yishai said Yosef had instructed all party officials to oppose such a building freeze “in every forum."