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Stabbing attack foiled as terrorist run over by civilian

Female terrorist attempts to stab pedestrians - but a former politician ran over her to stop the attack.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2015, 10:31 AM

Thousands Pray at Joseph's Tomb

Almost 4,000 people flock to the Tomb in the largest coordinated visit this year.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/15/2015, 11:28 AM

'Prophecy Realized' in the Wines of Samaria

Tura Winery south of Shechem in top 3 of national wine competition for 4th year running, proving the quality of 'unique Samaria wine.'Ari Yashar, 5/4/2015, 3:15 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

Lawyers for Samaria's Mesika Deny Plea Bargain Report

Channel 10 says Gershon Mesika may resign in exchange for lesser charges - his lawyers says it's disinformation.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 3/26/2015, 10:54 PM

'No Better Place to Read Megillat Esther than Joshua's Tomb'

Residents and regional council officials gathered Thursday at Joshua's Tomb in Samaria for eight-year tradition of reading Book of Esther.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 3/5/2015, 11:50 AM

Baby Adelle Biton Laid to Rest; 'A Great Soul in a Small Body'

Infant terror victim Adelle Biton brought to burial in her hometown of Yakir; 'her murderers want to murder us all.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 1:37 PM

Adelle Biton Refused Burial in her Hometown by IDF

Infant terror victim passes after two-year struggle with aftermath of Arab terror, now IDF administration blocks her burial in Yakir.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/17/2015, 9:06 PM

Samaria Leader Mesika Released to House Arrest

Gershon Mesika, a suspect in the large scale corruption investigation, says he only wanted to help Samaria.Gil Ronen, 1/1/2015, 9:11 PM

Samaria Regional Head's Arrest Extended in Corruption Scandal

Senior state employees continue to sit in jail, as Yisrael Beytenu scandal develops. Samaria's Mesika denies involvement in bribes.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/30/2014, 3:38 PM

Secular Town Sees Mikveh Usage Triple after Renovation

Religious Council in Samaria finds many women - prime among them less observant - are prevented from ritual only by sub-par standards.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 12/1/2014, 10:25 AM

Ariel Calls for End to Silent Building Freeze Again

Jewish Home housing minister officially recognizes covert freeze on Jewish building, repeats May promises to end it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 12:14 PM

Return of the Arab Olive Tree 'Blood Libel'

Residents say annual Arab and leftist olive harvest tradition of framing Jews for cutting trees in Samaria began Sunday night.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 10/6/2014, 12:21 PM

Politics or Security? Anger over Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb

Ministry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 10/1/2014, 3:53 PM

Mesika: Govt's 'Cheapness' on Yesha Buses Will Now Cost Billions

For years, the government failed to invest in public transportation in Judea and Samaria, said Gershon Mesika.Yosef Berger, 6/26/2014, 9:20 AM

Huckabee Denounces US Aid to PA Following Unity Pact

Former governor expresses ongoing support for Operation Brothers' Keeper during Shomron visit, decries US attitude to Hamas.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/25/2014, 3:55 PM

Samaria Leader Tells Extremists: We Don't Want You Here

Police knew about incitement post against IDF soldiers two weeks before arrest was made, Shomron Regional Council official confirms.Uzi Baruch, Hezki Baruch, 5/7/2014, 5:30 PM

3,000 Jewish Worshippers Enter Tomb of Joseph

Some 3,000 Israeli worshippers entered the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem Wednesday night, in honor of the new Hebrew month of Iyar.Yosef Berger, 5/1/2014, 1:07 PM

Mesika: Leftist Hypocrites Blame Right for Poverty

Leftist politicians are being very cynical and dishonest by blaming poverty in Israel on 'the settlers,' said Gershon Mesika.Moshe Cohen, 4/7/2014, 10:56 PM

Yeshiva Boys Escape Police – into Arab Hands

Torah students who were forcibly evicted from Homesh found themselves in the hands of Palestinian police. They are safe.Uzi Baruch, 3/23/2014, 7:28 PM

Samaria Council Head Calls for Death Penalty for Terrorists

Gershon Mesika demands government implement death penalty for terrorist murderers at Fogel family memorial.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2014, 10:01 AM

Over 100,000 Have Visited Tomb of Joseph in 5 Years

Over three thousand Jews of all streams gathered at the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem Wednesday night.David Lev, 2/27/2014, 1:10 PM

Public Opinion Key to Keeping Judea and Samaria, Experts Say

Ahead of Thursday's academic conference on the Disengagement, and in light of peace talks, experts note the power of the public eye.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 11:11 AM

MK Struk Compares Destruction In Samaria to 'Targeted Killing'

MK Orit Struk slams demolition of Shomron Residents' Committee Director's home, notes 'even terrorists' homes aren't destroyed anymore.'Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 7:58 PM

Dani Dayan: 'We Can Overcome Kerry'

Judea & Samaria Council foreign envoy emphasizes unity of Judea and Samaria groups in opposing Kerry's framework plans.Ari Yashar, 1/20/2014, 8:05 AM

Bukharian Jewish Businessmen from NY Visit Shomron

Bukharian Jewish businessmen visit the factories of the Shomron in wake of attempts to boycott products from the region.Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2014, 3:14 AM

Rabbis From Across the World Visit Samaria, Oppose Boycott

International delegation of rabbis and community leaders visit Samaria; 'Judea and Samaria an inseparable part of the Jewish state'.Ari Soffer, 1/1/2014, 6:22 PM

Hassidic Rebbe And Samaria Rabbis Form Pact

In meeting unity pledged between Hareidi-religious and national religious rabbis to support Torah study.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2013, 3:07 PM

Shas MK Tells German MPs about PA Incitement

MK Nissim Ze'ev is back from a visit to the German parliament, where he told legislators about pro-Nazi PA propaganda.Gil Ronen, 12/22/2013, 9:28 PM

Housing Minister Calls for ‘Many’ New Homes in Judea, Samaria

Minister joins inauguration of Itamar yeshiva, and calls for ‘many’ new housing projects in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 11/28/2013, 9:24 AM

Video: 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

Video: ‘Olive Harvest’ as Terror Preparation

Jews catch Arabs filming Jewish town, making throat-cutting gestures on video – all as part of the ‘olive harvest.’Maayana Miskin, 10/24/2013, 6:34 PM

Activists: Likud Must Speak Out Against Withdrawals

Likud activists are organizing against the government's apparent plans to make major concessions to the Palestinian Authority.David Lev, 9/30/2013, 9:18 PM

Arabs to be Allowed to Settle Former Jewish Community of Homesh

Jews are still banned from entering Homesh, but PA Arabs, according to a new government order, are now allowed into Homesh.David Lev, 9/15/2013, 4:27 PM

Joseph Tomb Attacks Spark Renewed Calls 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

Protesters: What is the Government Hiding?

Protesters oppose secretive nature of talks between Israel, Palestinian Authority: “If there’s nothing to hide – why are they hiding?”Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2013, 2:04 PM

Samaria's 'Foreign Ministry' Hosts Rep. Dave Reichert

As part of the Shomron Regional Council's efforts to reach out to U.S. lawmakers, Rep. Dave Reichert was in Israel.Elad Benari, 8/27/2013, 3:43 AM

Settlements not at Expense of Hareidim, Says Samaria's Mesika

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

Shomron Day Care Staff to Call Parents if Child is Late

Samaria Regional Council tells day care staff to contact parents if child has not showed up by 9:00.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2013, 7:41 PM

Mesika to PM: Remember Your Father's Last Will!

Gershon Mesika urged Binyamin Netanyahu not to capitulate to pressure calling for an end to building in Judea and Samaria.David Lev, 6/24/2013, 8:51 PM

European Journalists Get an Inside Look at 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

Terrorists Run Free, But Protesting Jews Arrested After Shooting

After an Israeli bus was fired on, Jewish protesters were arrested, then released. Meanwhile, the Arab terror shooters are at largeDavid Lev, 6/13/2013, 12:07 PM

Danon: Samaria Could Take in Masses of Tel Aviv Refugees

In a national emergency, many evacuees from the Tel Aviv area could find shelter in Samaria, said Deputy Defense Minister Danny DanonDavid Lev, 5/30/2013, 8:33 AM

Mesika: Is the Blood of Those Within the "Green Line" More Red?

Dozens of Arabs attacked the new community of Havat Gilad in Samaria on Monday afternoon.David Lev, 5/21/2013, 1:16 AM

Samaria Residents Disagree over IDF General

Samaria Residents' Council, Women in Green, slam Yesha Council for defending Maj. Gen. Alon.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2013, 6:16 PM

Outpost for Terror Victim Demolished in Dead of Night

Security forces in large numbers demolished a new Samaria outpost in memory of Evyatar Borovsky at 4 in the morning.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 8:22 PM

Samaria Leader Moves Offices to 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

Leaders Urge, ‘Stop Playing with Terrorists’

Samaria leaders, Jewish Home urge government to ‘stop playing with terrorists,’ crack down on would-be attackers.Maayana Miskin, 4/30/2013, 6:23 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

Tragic Crash in Samaria ‘Price of Government Apathy’

One man killed in Samaria crash; local officials blame ‘apathy’ that prevented opening of new road.Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2013, 9:00 AM

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

Samaria Region Head Says 'Shoot to Hit' Rock Attackers

Samaria leader Gershon Mesika says it's time to "shoot to hit" terrorists who hurl rocks at motorists traveling in Judea and Samaria. Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/31/2013, 11:31 AM

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets Boost with Homesh Pact

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

EU Parliamentarians in Whirlwind Tour of Samaria

EU parliamentarians take 36-hour trip to Samaria and Jerusalem, are surprised at Arab-Jewish coexistence.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 11:43 AM

Samaria Leaders Hold Successful Meetings With EU Officials

Following the success of meetings in the German and Swedish parliaments last week, the Shomron plans to host EU representatives on Tuesday.David Lev, 3/12/2013, 2:14 AM