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September 8, 2005
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A leading Israeli rabbi said Hurricane Katrina was God’s way of punishing President Bush for supporting the Gaza Strip withdrawal. “Bush was behind the Gush Katif expulsion,” Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, founder of the powerful religious political movement Shas, said Wednesday in his weekly sermon, referring to the main Gaza settlement bloc. Katrina “was God’s retribution,” Yosef said.

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