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        9/19/2011, Elul 20, 5771

      Naftali Bennet to Step Down as Yesha Council Head

      Naftali Bennet, Director General of the Yesha Council, said Monday that he will leave the post at the end of the year. Bennet said that he would continue to lead the fight against the establishment of an Arab state in Judea and Samaria. He had been head of the Yesha Council for two years.

      Among Bennet's accomplishments: the production of over 100 videos, uploaded to Youtube, showing the political situation through the eyes of Yesha residents, and the establishment of the Yisrael Sheli organization, which now has 62,000 members. A replacement has not yet been announced.