Earlier today, the Egyptian Consul in Israel met with Chacham Ovadia Yosef Shlita and Minister Eli Yishai in Chacham Ovadia’s home in Har Nof, Yerushalayim.
Chacham Ovadia started off the meeting by describing how precious the Mitzvah of “Pidyon Shevuyim” is, and asked him to please do what ever he can to secure the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
He then brought up the topic of the illegal arms smuggling, which is rampant on the Egypt/Israel border. Chacham Ovadia told the Consul that “it’s not good for Israel, but also not for Egypt.”
At the end of the meeting, the Consul invited Chacham Ovadia to visit Egypt – and according to some sources invited him to meet with Egyptian President Mubarak.
Yeshivaworld had reported on October, 9 (HERE), that Chacham Ovadia had written a letter to President Mubarak, and was delivered by Shas Minister Eli Yishai – pleading for help in the release of Gilad Shalit.