'Quality of life, education, and of course Zionism'

Yesha Council holds solidarity visit with Gaza area residents, meets with youth who continue leading lives despite terror kite routine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 8:47 PM

Will Jewish communities have no water during the summer?

Energy Minister holds urgent meeting with Yesha Council leaders after discovery that water infrastructure plans held up as summer approachesArutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2018, 3:33 PM

'Declare sovereignty - the world will understand'

Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar tells Yesha leaders this is the opportunity to declare sovereignty of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2018, 6:58 PM

Near AIPAC, 400 attend Yesha Council event

Four hundred participants packed into an event in Washington to support Judea and Samaria in the face of delegitimization and boycotts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2018, 11:07 AM

'Stop persecuting Yesha residents- even after they die'

Local leaders infuriated by report in which far-left group claims 40% of Jewish graves in Judea and Samaria are on private Arab land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2018, 11:22 AM

Interview: The challenges facing Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi

As mayor, Revivi's primary interest is Efrat, Gush Etzion, but as Yesha Council Foreign Envoy, he has much to say about the whole region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2018, 5:10 PM

'I inform the terrorists: We will not be deterred'

Yesha Council chairman: The correct response to the terrorist attack is Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 2/6/2018, 6:13 AM

'The government must take advantage of the opportunity'

Yesha Council Secretary General Shilo Adler welcomes Havat Gilad recognition, urges government to do the same with 24 other communities.Hezki Baruch, 2/2/2018, 4:46 AM

'Stop playing games with our emergency services'

Yesha Council, representing half a million Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, rejects offer by United Hatzalah to fill in for MDA.Hezki Baruch, 1/1/2018, 3:47 PM

'Netanyahu, Judea and Samaria more important than euros'

Yesha Council Chairman Hananel Dorani asks Netanyahu to pull out of agreement with EU that excludes Judea and Samaria communities.Tzvi Lev, 12/21/2017, 10:27 PM

Israeli pharmacy accused of discriminating against Yesha Jews

MK who resides in Samaria pens angry letter to company CEO following exclusion of all Yesha communities from delivery service.Mordechai Sones, 12/4/2017, 4:18 PM

Yesha Council: Kushner shares our vision of peace

Efrat mayor and Yesha envoy praises Kushner's comments on Mideast peace, says Trump's son-in-law understands need for 'ground up' approach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2017, 9:44 PM

'Political constraints don't interest me'

Yesha Council Chairman to A7: 'Plans for construction in Judea and Samaria lacking; we mustn't wait.'Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 11/14/2017, 4:46 PM

'Two-state solution farther away than ever before'

New YESHA Council Head Hananel Dorani calls on Israeli government to implement the policies their voters elected them to implement.Ido Ben Porat, 11/9/2017, 11:33 AM

'We will invest 800 million shekels in Yesha infrastructure'

PM promises 800 million shekel budget to develop Judea and Samaria infrastructure, starting next year.Ido ben Porat, 10/25/2017, 4:06 PM

'EU should worry about Hamas, not Jewish homes'

YESHA Council slams EU for condemning Jewish homes while ignoring PA deal with Hamas terrorist group.Gary Willig, 10/18/2017, 8:55 PM

'Jewish residents will no longer be counted like calories'

YESHA Council Chief Envoy says announcements of building in Judea and Samaria not enough, Jewish communities essential for peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017, 8:34 PM

'From my New York office I see Samaria'

Israeli Consul-General in New York takes part in the 40th anniversary of the founding of Karnei Shomron. 'My strength comes from you.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2017, 8:27 PM

Will former NRP leader head Yesha Council?

Report says former National Religious Party chairman Effie Eitam is the leading candidate to head the Yesha Council.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2017, 3:16 AM

YESHA Council commends US Ambassador for speaking the facts

Yesha Council's Revivi praises US Ambassador Friedman for describing reality, says world must understand Jewish towns are key to peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2017, 2:17 PM

Erdan fights boycott while assisting those injured by it

Strategic Affairs Ministry to assist Jordan Valley farmers reach new markets and overcome boycott organizations.Mordechai Sones, 9/25/2017, 8:10 PM

'There is no escape from applying sovereignty'

Outgoing Chairman of Yesha Council leaves residents with a vision for the future of Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2017, 6:09 PM

Liberman orders advancement of Judea, Samaria security plans

Defense Minister meets heads of Yesha Council, promises them to advance security plans for Judea and Samaria communities.Eliran Aharon, 8/3/2017, 1:16 AM

'We must stand up for our right to security'

YESHA Council demands Israeli government deal harshly with terror, insist on security for Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2017, 10:39 PM

'Hold cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs'

Yesha Council and Amana issue invitation following UNESCO designation of Hevron's Old City as 'endangered PA heritage site'Hezki Baruch, 7/10/2017, 7:45 PM

Analysis: 2-State Solution = demographic suicide for Israel

The Arabs in the Jewish State are but a small percentage of those who will flood in.Mark Langfan, 7/5/2017, 1:20 AM

Settler leaders to celebrate 4th of July at US ambassador's home

Friedman invites Judea and Samaria leaders to US Ambassador's official residence for Fourth of July celebration this week.Ido Ben Porat, 7/2/2017, 9:54 PM

'Netanyahu is voluntarily freezing construction'

Shomron Regional Council head: Likud should replace Netanyahu if he continues to voluntarily freeze construction in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/2/2017, 8:15 PM

Peace Now: 34% rise in Jewish building in Judea, Samaria

Extreme left organization slams government for 'rise in building in Judea and Samaria,' ignores the fact that it was planned 10 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2017, 10:34 AM

'There is no building freeze; this is a breakthrough'

Yesha leader hails PM's new building directives as a 'breakthrough' for the settlement movement.Eliran Aharon, 4/2/2017, 8:42 PM

'We'll know what the Cabinet decided when we see what they do'

YESHA Council member says Cabinet ended building freeze but limited permissible building.Hezki Baruch, 4/2/2017, 2:17 PM

Restraint on building: 'We will stand guard'

Yesha Council convinced that understandings with the US allow for continued building expansion in Judea and Samaria.Tal Polon, 3/31/2017, 10:59 AM

'Build without US interference'

Yesha Council rejects Netanyahu's formation of joint team to coordinate Judea and Samaria construction with US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 4:05 PM

Yesha Council, stop isolating the 'settler minority'

Change your strategy before it is too late. Peace Now also sees us as an isolated minority and that is what the public sees. David Bedein, 2/13/2017, 12:16 PM

Yesha Council presents consequences of building freeze

By end of 2016, 421,400 Israelis lived in Judea and Samaria. Growth continues, but pace drops in recent years following moratorium.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/9/2017, 11:29 AM

'Erasing an entire town will not pass quietly'

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against planned destruction of Amona.Eliran Aharon, 1/30/2017, 12:39 PM

'No to construction only in the blocs'

Yesha Council protests government plans to build only in major blocs in Judea and Samaria, says now is the time to change policy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 10:59 PM

Yesha Council: Building announcement 'sham'

Yesha Council slams announcement of construction of 2,500 housing units as too little, too late, warns majority of units won't be built.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 5:16 PM

Ofra residents: Hunger strike to prevent destruction

Decision made following anticipated destruction by February 8 of nine houses in heart of Ofra according to court orderNatanel Katz, 1/22/2017, 2:58 PM

Amona residents crash discussion of their future in Ofra

Amona residents interrupt meeting between senior officials of the Yesha Council and ‘Amana' held in Ofra, saying “You don’t represent us!”Oranit Etzer, 12/7/2016, 3:55 PM

Yesha Council honors Peres' 'tireless work' for Israel

Despite differences over Oslo Accords and Palestinian statehood, Yesha Council remembers Peres' 'contributions to Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2016, 12:45 PM

'Rabin Center immortalizes us as occupiers'

Head of Yesha Council to Arutz Sheva: 'Those murdered as a result of the Oslo Accords aren’t even mentioned.'Arutz Sheva Staff , 9/21/2016, 3:01 PM

Historic visit in the shadow of disagreement

Heads of the YESHA Council for settlements in Judea and Samaria and head the settlements at an historic visit to the Yitzchak Rabin CenterArutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2016, 9:00 PM

Obama administration blasts Israeli housing plans

Senior US official warns Israel over building in Samaria, retroactive approval for existing homes. 'Two state solution being undermined.'David Rosenberg, 8/31/2016, 8:08 PM

Illegal Arab construction threatens Shavei Shomron

Arabs from village of Nakoura east of Shavei Shomron are conducting illegal construction work, endangering access road to the community.Shlomo Pitrokovsky, 8/28/2016, 5:09 PM

Forged Israeli document factory revealed in Samaria

A factory for forged entrance permits to Israel was revealed yesterday in the Samarian village of Akrabeh.Ido Ben Porat, 8/23/2016, 11:16 AM

Congressman who called Yesha Jews 'termites' toured Israel

Hank Johnson, who recently compared Jewish communities over the Green Line to 'termites' toured Israel, including Judea and Samaria in May.JTA, 8/14/2016, 12:25 PM

Kahlon blocks funds for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria

Finance Minister shuts down talks with Agriculture Ministry over funding for projects across Judea and Samaria.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/11/2016, 11:24 AM

Facing peace push, 'settlers' present a new face to the world

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi makes the case of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria to the world.Andrew Tobin, 8/3/2016, 1:06 AM

PM slams Obama's position on Yesha building as 'unacceptable'

'Building homes in Maale Adumim isn't preventing peace,' says Netanyahu during Africa trip.David Rosenberg, 7/6/2016, 9:01 PM

Glick: 'We haven't given up on the Gaza Strip'

New Likud MK Yehuda Glick pledges to promote interests of Judea & Samaria residents, keep hopes alive for return to Gush Katif.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/27/2016, 10:02 PM

Obama administration: 'Settlements are corrosive'

State Department, Zionist Union condemn spending program to strengthen, secure Yesha towns.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2016, 10:57 PM

Netanyahu visits Judea-Samaria expo in the Kremlin

As PM visits, Yesha Council holds pavilion of local goods in Moscow for first time; Minister Erdan lauds victory over BDS.Eliran Aharon, 6/7/2016, 1:36 PM

Judea and Samaria top Shabbat destination for haredi students

But growing connections between haredi yeshiva students and national-religious towns in Judea and Samaria have some in haredi world worried.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2016, 11:16 AM

Kahlon: BDS cannot win

The Finance Minister participated Monday in the opening of a new mall in Gush Etzion and met with the heads of the Yesha Council.Eliran Aharon, 4/11/2016, 1:15 PM

Yesha Council to demand: Stop the incitement

Yesha Council to protest outside Cabinet meeting and demand that the Israeli government take active steps to stop Palestinian incitement.Uzi Baruch, 2/19/2016, 2:12 AM

Gov't quietly approves EU-funded illegal Arab construction

Government avoids enforcing demolition orders of EU-funded illegal buildings. Illegal Arab land grabs 'not a top priority,' say officials.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2016, 10:39 PM