News Brief 10/7/2013, Cheshvan 3, 5774
Ya'alon: Rabbi Yosef Very Concerned With Security Mattters
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef deeply cared about the security of Israel. Ya'alon said that he got to know Rabbi Yosef when he was head of the IDF's Military Intelligence department, and was very impressed by the Rabbi's breadth and depth of knowledge on security matters.
“I have known Rabbi Yosef for years,” he said. “I met with him at his request, in order to present to him my views on security matters and political issues. I also met him several times, when I was IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister.