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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – offensive – remarks harm peace efforts

U.S.: Rabbi’s ‘offensive’ remarks harm peace efforts U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley condemns Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s ‘inflammatory’ statement that all Palestinians should perish.

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Service The United States on Sunday condemned remarks by the spiritual leader of Israel’s leading ultra-Orthodox party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who said the Palestinians should “perish”.

“We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,” U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley. “These remarks are not only deeply offensive, but incitement such as this hurts the cause of peace.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-rabbi-s-offensive-remarks-harm-peace-efforts-1.310930

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