Can a non-resident of Israel keeping 2 days or 1.5 days of yom tov benefit from melacha (forbidden-type labor) done for him by an Israeli on the second day?

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Rav Moshe Feinstein (OC 3:73) writes that there is a machlokes in the Shaarei Teshuva (496:3) about thi, but writes that the halacha follows the authorities who prohibit asking others to perform melacha on their behalf.

Rav Ovadia Yosef (Chazon Ovadia, Yom Tov p138) disagrees, writing that one is allowed to ask Israelis to perform melacha.

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