Jimmy Carter Visits Chacham Ovadiah Yosef


carterFormer US President Jimmy Carter met with Chacham Ovadiah Yosef at the rov‘s home in Yerushalayim today.

 “You and other leaders need to make an effort at this stage and do everything to release Gilad Shalit,” Chacham Ovadiah told Carter. “You can influence this.”

 Carter arrived along with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu and the former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, who recently received commendation from President Barack Obama.

Chgacham Ovadiah stressed his commitment to peace and condemned incitement against Israel in schools located in various Arab countries.

 Shas Chairman Eli Yishai, who was also present at the meeting, said Israel had made many efforts to achieve peace with countries which in turn do not even recognize its existence.

 Carter told Chacham Ovadiah that following his meeting with Yishai one year ago the Shalits were able to receive a letter from their captive son, and that he hoped additional cooperation would soon make his release possible.

 Carter was last in Israel two months ago, when he toured Gaza and met with Noam Shalit, Gilad’s father.

{Ynet/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Imagine the selfless nature of Chacham Yossef a holy person can smell impurity how he could bear being in the same room with such horrid people like President Carter, Bishop Tutu and the chair of Durban I .
    An amazing level of Mesirat Nefesh on behalf of another Jew. An example to emulate