18:20
Reported

News Brief

  7/15/2007, Tammuz 29, 5767

Yesha Council Head: Time for 'Orange' Unity


The new Chairman of the Yesha Council, Danny Dayan, says it is time for the Jews of Judea and Samaria to bring about the unification of the "orange" camp and to break through to the rest of Am Yisrael. Referring to the pro-Eretz Yisrael activists who have adopted the color orange to represent their beliefs, Dayan said that "the split in the 'orange' camp is very detrimental to our ability to carry out the missions that are [intended to affect] external audiences."

The Yesha Council, which is made up largely of local government chiefs in Judea and Samaria, has been challenged in the past two years by grassroots leaders who blame it for waging a halfhearted and ineffective struggle against the Gaza Disengagement.

Regarding the return to Homesh planned for this week, Dayan said he doesn't care who gets the credit as long as the mitzvah is carried out, and that the Yesha Council will help out in any way that is required. Dayan spoke on Arutz Sheva Radio.