Yes, Rav Ovadia Yossef is a nonentity outside Israel and aside from preaching religious bull shit he had nothing constructive to offer to Jewry and his bigotry made him view existence through a hostile and anti-existence parochial lens.While he was a well known figure inside Israel, outside the country the majority probably have not heard his name before.
Frankly, most Jews do not even think about Israel and are busy integrating themselves with the global community of forward thinking persons and enriching their knowledge and upgrading their personalities through secular education and/or teachings from far better spiritual traditions than Judaism that is an embarrassment among the intellectual Jews who take great pains to distance themselves from the evils of their ancestral cult as seen in the diabolical teachings of scripture and the misdeeds of the patriarchs.
Most intellectual Jews with universal worldviews consider Abraham, Moses, David and Rav Ovadia Yossef unfit to tie the shoe laces of say a Buddha, an Aurobindo, a J Krishnamurti, a Gandhi, a Ralph Waldo Emerson or even a Dean Ornish. ha ha ha...
This is the ground reality.