Samaria Regional Council

'Netanyahu, extend Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria'

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan calls on PM to apply sovereignty to all of Judea and Samaria, cancel Disengagement Law.Yoni Kempinski, 7/10/2019, 10:15 PM

Netanyahu in Samaria: No community will be uprooted

PM participates in event marking 40 years of Samaria Council. 'I will not allow the uprooting of any community or resident.'Yoni Kempinski, 7/10/2019, 9:51 PM

Samaria council head publishes fake April Fools headline

Samaria Regional Council posts 'good news' McDonald's will open branch in Samaria on April Fool's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 4:25 PM

PA warns of 'invasion by West Bank Council head'

Palestinian Authority refers to Yossi Dagan as 'head of West Bank Settlers Council', calling Sixth Shechem Conference 'invasion'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2019, 1:13 PM

Trump faith adviser visits Samaria

'We are thrilled to see this area blooming with more and more Jewish communities being built.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 8:35 AM

1,000 new housing units approved for Judea and Samaria

About half of approved units to be built in Shomron Regional Council. Council head: 'Not enough.'Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 3:21 PM

Yossi Dagan to continue to lead Samaria Regional Council

Safed Chief Rabbi settles dispute between former, current leaders of Samaria Regional Council. 'Both are great men.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2018, 9:24 PM

Dramatic step in improving quality of life in Judea and Samaria

Judea and Samaria roads to be included in National Infrastructure Plan following pressure by Samaria Regional Council head.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2017, 11:44 PM

Samaria Council Head: 'Situation in Shaarei Tikva absurd'

The Samaria Regional Council is demanding that the state deal with the status of five houses that were built in Area B.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tzvi Lev, 7/31/2017, 5:45 PM

Samaria Council head moves to Machpela House

'Those seeking to evacuate Machpela House also want to uproot Samaria residents from their homes.'Mordechai Sones, 7/31/2017, 4:51 PM

Jews, PA Arabs join together in 'war on traffic accidents'

Samaria Regional Council and local Arab leaders establish joint group to fight traffic accidents, a source of danger for both communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 4:17 PM

'There's no reason all the film shoots have to be in Tel Aviv'

Samaria Council spearheading efforts to bring film and TV shoots to Samaria.Ido ben Porat, 6/28/2017, 9:26 PM

Born a Muslim - but killed as a Jew

Samaria Regional Council to hold memorial for late Irgun fighter Baruch Mizrahi who fell in the War of Independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2017, 9:40 PM

Quarter-million shekels earmarked for Samaria youth advancement

Agreement between Regional Council and Social Equality Ministry to establish youth development forum and various regional cultural events.Mordechai Sones, 3/2/2017, 6:53 PM

Night operation at Joseph’s Tomb

Yossi Dagan: “We must protect and nurture our holy places against the barbarity of the Palestinian Authority.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2016, 2:11 PM

Thousands of children voluntarily learn to pray

Between 2,000 and 3,000 children in Samaria participated in project to learn to pray the afternoon and evening prayers this past summer.Gary Willig, 10/11/2016, 12:37 PM

MK: Local leaders enable construction freeze

Jewish Home MK says continued support for Likud among Judea and Samaria leaders emboldens Netanyahu to keep freezing.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2016, 3:48 PM

Yossi Dagan: Man Fronting the Battle for Samaria

New Samaria Regional Authority head shares his hopes for Israel's ancestral and strategic heartland; 'Obama can't dictate to us.'Rochel Sylvetsky , 8/10/2015, 5:49 PM

Yossi Dagan, New Samaria Regional Council Head

Acting council head wins by wide margin in special elections, Science Minister Danon congratulates victory of 'Zionist enterprise.'Yoni Kempinski, 8/4/2015, 10:59 PM

New Tourism Min. Pledges to Put Samaria on the Map

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin holds first working meeting with Samaria Council heads; 'We'll see one million tourists every year.'Orli Harari, 5/30/2015, 9:30 PM

California State Representative Visits Shomron

State Assemblyman Travis Allen visits several communities as part of ongoing project with Samaria Regional Council.Yoni Kempinski, 4/7/2015, 11:42 AM

Dozens Gather at Havat Gilad as Destruction Looms

Defense Ministry bulldozers are expected at the Samaria outpost Sunday night.Gil Ronen, 3/9/2014, 10:19 PM

EU Group Makes History with Anti-Boycott Vote

Samaria Council’s efforts yield vote against EU boycott of Israeli-owned businesses in contested Judea, Samaria regions.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 3:34 PM

European BigWigs visit Samaria, Oppose Boycotts

Samaria Regional Council hosted fmr. Romanian President Emil Constantinescu and ex-FM of Bulgaria Solomon Passy.David Lev, 11/21/2013, 8:33 AM

US Jews: NO to Kerry's Plans for Israel

In conference this week in NYC, Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika urges US Jews to oppose Kerry's idea of a 2-state solution.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 6:40 PM

‘Settlements’ #1 Enemy is Ignorance’

Activists explain why getting people to simply visit Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is key to ensuring fairer coverage.Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2013, 1:50 PM

Shechem Attacks Spark Cry for Israeli Sovereignty

Worshipers who witnessed desecration of Joseph’s Tomb, and came under attack, push for Israel to take full control at the holy site.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 1:12 PM

Mesika: Settlements not at Expense of Hareidim

Samaria Regional Authority leader responds to “cheap demagoguery” which he says is meant to create strife.Gil Ronen, 8/4/2013, 6:13 PM

‘Settlers’ Answer Kerry – in Washington

The ‘Samaria Foreign Ministry’ meets with U.S. leaders. Congressman: Time to do away with the nonsense about ’67 borders.’Eliran Aharon, Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 1:06 PM

European Journalists Tour the 'Real Shomron'

European journalists this week had the unique opportunity to visit the Barkan Industrial Park in Samaria.Arutz 7 Staff, 6/21/2013, 2:46 AM

Samaria Establishes Its Own Foreign Ministry

Samaria regional authority is not waiting for the Foreign Ministry to help it. It has been effectively reaching out to officials in the EU.Arutz Sheva, 5/8/2013, 8:18 PM

Samaria Leader Puts Offices at Tapuah Junction

Head of Shomron Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, moves his offices to junction where terrorist killed young father. Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 4:17 PM

Peace Now’s ‘Here’s the Money’ Video Ridiculed

Ridicule for Peace Now’s anti-‘settlement’ video: They fired the arrow, then drew the target. Maayana Miskin, 4/21/2013, 2:43 PM

Samaria Prepares to Deal with Aging Population

Samaria’s elderly population set for dramatic increase by 2013; leaders prepare now.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2013, 1:48 PM

Samaria Jews, European MPs Find Common Ground

Samaria Jewish leadership travels to Europe to appeal to the EU against anti-Israel boycott, EU funding for far-left groups.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 4/8/2013, 1:48 AM

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets a Boost

Thousands to sign pact to ‘right the wrong’ of Disengagement, senior Likud politicians join the call.Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2013, 11:13 PM

Homesh Back on the Map

North Samaria town put symbolically back on the map as rebuilding efforts continue post-Disengagement.Maayana Miskin, 3/20/2013, 8:55 AM

Erasing the ‘Green Line’ with Tourism

Millions of visitors to Samaria ‘will erase the Green Line with their feet,’ regional leader predicts.Maayana Miskin, 2/5/2013, 7:20 PM

'Disgusting Defacement' by Arabs of Tomb of Yosef

Visitors to the Tomb of Yosef in Shechem were shocked to discover yet another instance of major Arab vandalism to the holy siteDavid Lev, 1/24/2013, 9:47 AM

‘Illegal Settlement’ Approved as Legitimate

A lawsuit against the “unauthorized settlement” Rachelim has led to it becoming a legal Israeli town.Maayana Miskin, 1/6/2013, 10:44 AM

Official: Army Lets Anarchists Incite Arabs

A top Samaria Regional Council official slammed authorities for failing to stop radicals from inciting Arabs to riot against IsraelisDavid Lev, 1/1/2013, 8:12 AM

Far-Left American Activist Visits Shomron

A long-time Jewish American far-left activist visits Samaria. ‘I’m impressed with some of the positive steps that have been made.’Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 8/8/2012, 7:20 PM

Hundreds at Memorial for High Priest Aharon

Hundreds of people visited the tomb of Elazar Hacohen in the Arab town of Awarta, in memory of his father, the biblical Aharon. Maayana Miskin, 7/20/2012, 1:05 PM

3,000 March to Celebrate Jewish Life in Samaria

3,000 Israelis of all ages and backgrounds joined together to celebrate Jewish life in Samaria, by participating in the Shomron March.David Lev, 6/14/2012, 12:10 PM

Peace Now Worried by ‘Settlers’ Popularity

Peace Now worried over ‘revolution’ in public perception of Judea and Samaria. Maayana Miskin, 5/25/2012, 12:00 PM

Samaria Leaders to MDA Volunteers: No Dividing Us

Heads of Samaria communities, in letter to 2,500 volunteers, hint at controversy with MDA management.Gil Ronen, 5/21/2012, 12:46 PM

Leftists Tour Samaria, Come Away With New Attitude

Over 500 members of kibbutzim toured Samaria last week, as guests of the “Getting to Know Samaria” program.David Lev, 5/13/2012, 4:32 AM

Samaria's Children Celebrate with IDF Brigade

Brigade Commander wishes Israel unity – "the security will be alright after that."Gil Ronen, 4/26/2012, 6:49 PM

Official: Samaria Town of Rehelim Wants You

Residents of the Samaria town of Rehelim expressed satisfaction at this week's government decision to “legalize” the town.David Lev, 4/26/2012, 2:59 PM

Samaria Leaders meet MP over ‘Apartheid’ Claims

Samaria Jews, PA dissident meet British MP who blamed “apartheid” Israel for the deaths of British troops and more.Maayana Miskin, 4/20/2012, 3:25 PM

Samaria Gives Twice Its Share of Combat Soldiers

Whopping 67.1% serve in combat units, as opposed to 39.5% nationwide.Gil Ronen, 1/26/2012, 9:52 PM

Giant Menorahs Along Samaria Highway

The roads of Samaria will glow this week with the giant public Jewish menorahs used for the Festival of Lights.Chana Ya'ar, 12/21/2011, 3:53 PM

Itamar Neighborhood of Gal Aryeh Ransacked

In the middle of the night, they came - again - and ransacked a budding Samaria neighborhood. This time, Gal Arye.Chana Ya'ar and David Lev, 12/1/2011, 9:21 AM