There are some from the "kibbutzim and the moshavim who sell their land
and this is not correct."
– Sefardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, speaking at Yeshiva University in New York City today.
diametrically opposed to the position of his mentor, former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who has been a strong defender of heter mechira.
[Hat Tip and quoted by: Tzippora.]
UPDATE 3:40 PM CDT – YU's Rabbi Yosef Blau was at the talk and has this to say:
I heard the talk and he did not say that the heter mechirah was not valid. The person who reported misunderstood what Rabbi Amar said.