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  2/28/2012, Adar 5, 5772

Samaria Regional Council Chairman Wins Jerusalem Prize


The Jerusalem Prize was awarded Monday, during the ninth Jerusalem conference, to Chairman Gershon Mesika of the Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council for his activities to revolutionize construction and absorption in the region. Mesika was also cited for his fearless leadership in the struggle for the Land of Israel and the strategic transformation he created regarding information about Judea and Samaria through many trips and outreach projects with to bring the people of Israel closer to the area's Jewish communities.

During the award ceremony, Education Minister Gid'on Sa'ar noted the region's excellence in education, explaining that it had the highest score among the regions winning the Education Prize this year.