Rosh Yeshivat Porat Yosef, HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, a member of Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, on motzei Shabbos Chazon 5773 announced that the kippa sruga (dati leumi) community “is Amalek”. Seated alongside Rav Cohen was Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita.
Rav Cohen stated;
“כתוב ‘כי יד על כס י-ה מלחמה לה’ בעמלק’, אמרו חכמים ש’אין הכיסא שלם כל עוד יש עמלק’
He then went on to explain that “Kes”, the letters ‘kaf’ and ‘samach’ are kippa sruga, adding “When will the Kisei be complete, when there is no more kippa sruga and for as long as kippa sruga exists, אין כיסא שלם. (The rav hears the laughter of the tzibur and smiles).
Rav Cohen warned about the possibility of the election of a dati leumi chief rabbi, adding he told this to “Druckman and the other Amalekites…These are Jews?!”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)