August 2010
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);8/30/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4927, p9
The article focuses on the sermon of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party's spiritual leader, regarding the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. It states that Yosef's has pleaded to afflict the Palestinians and their President Mahmoud Abbas for the sake of peace. However, Israeli commentators assert that the rabbi's comments were indication of Shas's opposition to any Israeli concessions for the issue of settlement construction in the West Bank.


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