We all knew from ANH that Leia was on a mission to bring Obi-Wan to Alderaan.

Now, in Rogue One we saw Mon asking Bail Organa to call "his jedi friend". Since Yoda always took a position of leadership both among the Jedi Order and among the Republic, shouldn't the Alliance have called for him, instead of Obi-Wan? Bail also knew that Yoda was in hiding, they meet together at the end of Episode III.

I realize that Yoda is in hiding so the Emperor and Vader would not feel his presence. Also, I know he said to Obi-Wan:

Yoda: Until the time is right disappear, we will.

Meaning they would stay in hiding until it was time to train Luke. But, since you are already going to call for a Jedi for help, why Obi-Wan and not Yoda? Or even both?

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    Or why not send for both Jedi and not just one?
    – RichS
    Jan 1, 2017 at 0:24

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Bail Organa has a close relationship with Obi-Wan.

She was on the same wavelength as him. Obi-Wan Kenobi had been a faithful friend long before he’d become one of the galaxy’s most hunted fugitives. Bail didn’t want to disturb the man, but things had finally become that desperate. “He served me well during the Clone Wars and has lived in hiding since the Emperor’s purge. Yes, I will send for him.”

Rogue One: Junior Novelisation

Bail knows precisely where Obi-Wan is living (not just "somewhere on Dagobah").

“Cliegg Lars still lives on Tatooine, I think-and Anakin’s stepbrother … Owen, that’s it, and his wife, Beru, still work the moisture farm outside Mos Eisley …”

“As close to kinfolk as the boy can come,” Yoda said approvingly. “But Tatooine, not like Alderaan it is-deep in the Outer Rim, a wild and dangerous planet.”

“Anakin survived it,” Obi-Wan said. “Luke can, too. And I can-well, I could take him there, and watch over him. Protect him from the worst of the planet’s dangers, until he can learn to protect himself.”

Revenge of the Sith - Official Novelisation

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    Been a while since I watched Sith; did Organa even know Yoda was on Dagobah? I mean, until Ben's ghost told Luke, he didn't seem to know. Might have been a good idea to tell him, 'Hey, there's another Jedi master, living on this swamp planet. He might be able to teach you some more stuff.' Dec 31, 2016 at 7:12

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