Political Fiction: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef flies to Iraq with message of Peace
Posted by worriedlebanese on 22/12/2008
Former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, flew to Iraq early morning yesterday to meet with Grand Ayatollah Sistani. From the Najaf, he extended a message of Peace to all Iraqis. After meeting with the highest shiite authority in Iraq, Rabbi Yosef made a discrete visit to Basra, where he was shown the neighbourhood in which he was born.
“When M. Akram al-Hakim suggested we visit Basra to see where my family hails from, I didn’t show much excitement about it. It’s true that I was born in this city, but I left it when I was 4. I didn’t expect to remember anything about it. And yet, when we crossed the [Ashar] river, something in the smell or possibly the lighting felt familiar and brought teers to my ears. I felt I was resuming with 28 centuries of history”.
This reporting purely fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or deceased, has nothing coincidental.