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  Shvat 24, 5773 , 04/02/13

Danny Dayan: PA State Never Further Off

Monday was the last day for Danny Dayan as Chairman of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Shomron). Before wishing incoming chairman Avi Roeh well, he reflected on his more than five-and-a-half "intensive" years in the position, noting, in a Facebook status, that the population of the region has grown from 270,000 to 360,000.

Dayan said that when he took office, the area was about to undergo the "convergence" (hitcansut) program of land concessions by former prime minister Ehud Olmert. "Today," he continued, "the Palestinian state has never seemed more distant."

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