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**FILE** In this photo from Dec. 5, 2002, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (center) sits surrounded by members of his staff during a rally of his Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in Jerusalem. Yosef, an influential Israeli rabbi known for his vitriolic pronouncements against Arabs, said Palestinians and their leader should "perish from this world", Israeli army Radio said Sunday. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** In this photo from Dec. 5, 2002, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (center) sits surrounded by members of his staff during a rally of his Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in Jerusalem. Yosef, an influential Israeli rabbi known for his vitriolic pronouncements against Arabs, said Palestinians and their leader should "perish from this world", Israeli army Radio said Sunday. (Associated Press)

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