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    • Citizen
    • 30.08.10 | 16:04 (IDT)

    Eli Yishay is Ovadia Yosef's student, and he currently runs the Interior Ministry which wants to deport children of foreign workers, stop immigration of non-Jews to Israel, prevent asylum seekers from reaching or staying in Israel, not recognize mixed marriages, and the list goes on! Anyone that thinks Ovadia Yosef is a lone rabi that has no influence on politicians should remember that the President & the PM don't make a move without consulting with him, and that his thoughts are being made into law via the Shas political party who he serves as its spiritual leader.

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    First published 00:36 30.08.10 | Last updated 00:36 30.08.10
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