Associates of MK Eli Yishai (Shas) responded harshly on Sunday to criticism by Rabbi David Yosef, son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who attacked Yishai in a sermon on Shabbat.
“There is one former leader who does not want to give up his chair. He refuses to accept that and continues to do nonsense all the time,” said Rabbi Yosef.
In response, Yishai’s associates said, "Eli Yishai is the target of a persecution campaign and everyone knows who is behind it. We regret the fact that instead of working to unify party lines, there are those who try to humiliate and push him out of the party.”