The leaders of local governments in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria (Shomron) called, Sunday, on Danny Dayan to remain as chairman of the Yesha Council, representing those communities. Dayan hinted that he might not stay, following the recent Knesset defeat of a bill to authorize currently unauthorized Jewish locations in the region. Dayan thanked the leaders for their confidence and said he would announce his decision in the next 24 hours.
The local leaders voted to establish a management forum for the council, comprised of local leaders, and to select a chief executive officer to implement the recommendations of the Eisenthal committee, two years ago, for democratic and transparent management of the council. They called on Dayan to continue as part of the council's secretariat, which would be augmented by local leaders. He responded that leadership of the settlement enterprise is not a one-man show.