You can praise Yosef's learning and scholarship all you want, but I will still consider him to be a sick fanatic. As one who lost relatives in the Shoah, I will not forget his statement that those who died did so because they had the reincarnated souls of sinners. Let him rest in peace, but he deserves no honor.
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Ovadia Yosef: The political kidnapping of a Torah phenomenon