“Don’t Attack Iran,” former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said in his weekly Torah lecture broadcast on Israel radio every Saturday night. “Learn Torah, and G-d will save the People of Israel” and send Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hell, he declared.
Rabbi Yosef, who also is the spiritual force behind the Shas religious party, tied the Iranian regime and its threat to destroy Israel with the wicked Haman in the Persian Empire 2,000 years ago. He was destroyed by his own manipulations, as recalled on the holiday of Purim that will be celebrated next week beginning with the recital of the Book of Esther.
“In every generation, there are those who try to destroy us, and HaShem (G-d) saves us” Rabbi Yosef said. “Now there is a tyrant in Iran, perhaps a reincarnation of Haman,” he continued. “We have no one to rely on except our G-d in Heaven.”
He called on Jews to pray to HaShem, "and He will see the people are learning Torah… I saw a tyrant and he passed and no longer exists, Just like Haman, HaShem will deal with him and he will go to hell.”
The rabbi clearly is not depending on President Barack Obama, whose name he did not even mention. Rabbi Yosef pointed out that there never before have been so many Jews studying Torah and reiterated that HaShem will fight for Israel.