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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.'

Yossi Dagan to continue to lead Samaria Regional Council

'The only one who responsible for the Henkin murder is Yaalon'

Former Samaria Regional Council head harshly criticized Yaalon after he blamed Israel for the murder of the Henkin family.

'The only one who responsible for the Henkin murder is Yaalon'

40,000 free plastic bags to Judea and Samaria residents

'Victory' supermarket chain agrees to provide 40,000 free plastic bags to Judea, Samaria customers, compensates prosecution and lawyer.

40,000 free plastic bags to Judea and Samaria residents

Are food chains collecting illegal fees from Yesha residents?

Attorney claims that major food chains are collecting fees illegally from residents in Yesha, since the new 'Bag Law' doesn't apply there.

Are food chains collecting illegal fees from Yesha residents?

Arab protesters threaten Gershon Mesika

PFLP terrorists burn a doll dressed as former Shomron Regional Council head, who thwarted a terrorist attack last month.

Arab protesters threaten Gershon Mesika

Gershon Mesika threatened after thwarting stabbing

Twitter users accuse former Samaria mayor of being 'child killer,' for running over knife-wielding terrorist and protecting Israelis.

Gershon Mesika threatened after thwarting stabbing

Hero civilian recounts how he stopped stabbing

'I didn't think twice: I stepped on the gas,' former Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika tells Arutz Sheva.

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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.

Stabbing attack foiled as terrorist run over by civilianplayer

Thousands Pray at Joseph's Tomb

Almost 4,000 people flock to the Tomb in the largest coordinated visit this year.

Thousands Pray at Joseph's Tomb

'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.'

'Prophecy Realized' in the Wines of Samaria

California State Representative Visits Shomron

State Assemblyman Travis Allen visits several communities as part of ongoing project with Samaria Regional Council.

California State Representative Visits Shomronplayer

Lawyers for Samaria's Mesika Deny Plea Bargain

Channel 10 says Gershon Mesika may resign in exchange for lesser charges - his lawyers says it's disinformation.

Lawyers for Samaria's Mesika Deny Plea Bargain Report

Communal Reading of Esther at 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.

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

Baby Adelle Biton Laid to Rest

Infant terror victim Adelle Biton brought to burial in her hometown of Yakir; 'her murderers want to murder us all.'

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

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.

Adelle Biton Refused Burial in her Hometown by IDF

Samaria Leader Mesika Released to House Arrest

Gershon Mesika, a suspect in the large scale corruption investigation, says he only wanted to help Samaria.

Samaria Leader Mesika Released to House Arrest

Corruption Scandal: Samaria Head's Arrest Extended

Senior state employees continue to sit in jail, as Yisrael Beytenu scandal develops. Samaria's Mesika denies involvement in bribes.

Samaria Regional Head's Arrest Extended in Corruption Scandal

Secular Town: Mikveh Usage Triples after Renewal

Religious Council in Samaria finds many women - prime among them less observant - are prevented from ritual only by sub-par standards.

Secular Town Sees Mikveh Usage Triple after Renovation

Ariel Calls for Covert Building Freeze End Again

Jewish Home housing minister officially recognizes covert freeze on Jewish building, repeats May promises to end it.

Ariel Calls for End to Silent Building Freeze Again

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.

Return of the Arab Olive Tree 'Blood Libel'

Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb Sparks Outrage

Ministry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.

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

Mesika: State 'Penny Wise, Pound Foolish' on Buses

For years, the government failed to invest in public transportation in Judea and Samaria, said Gershon Mesika.

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

Huckabee Denounces US Aid to PA After Unity Pact

Former governor expresses ongoing support for Operation Brothers' Keeper during Shomron visit, decries US attitude to Hamas.

Huckabee Denounces US Aid to PA Following Unity Pactplayer

Samaria Leader: We Don't Want Extremists Here

Police knew about incitement post against IDF soldiers two weeks before arrest was made, Shomron Regional Council official confirms.

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

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.

3,000 Jewish Worshippers Enter Tomb of Joseph

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.

Mesika: Leftist Hypocrites Blame Right for Poverty

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.

Yeshiva Boys Escape Police – into Arab Hands

Shomron Head Calls For Terrorist Death Penalty

Gershon Mesika demands government implement death penalty for terrorist murderers at Fogel family memorial.

Samaria Council Head Calls for Death Penalty for Terrorists

Over 100,000 Visited Tomb of Joseph in 5 Years

Over three thousand Jews of all streams gathered at the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem Wednesday night.

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

'Public Opinion Will Prevent Another Withdrawal'

Ahead of Thursday's academic conference on the Disengagement, and in light of peace talks, experts note the power of the public eye.

Public Opinion Key to Keeping Judea and Samaria, Experts Say

Destruction In Samaria Was 'Targeted Killing'

MK Orit Struk slams demolition of Shomron Residents' Committee Director's home, notes 'even terrorists' homes aren't destroyed anymore.'

MK Struk Compares Destruction In Samaria to 'Targeted Killing'

Dani Dayan: 'We Can Overcome Kerry'

Judea & Samaria Council foreign envoy emphasizes unity of Judea and Samaria groups in opposing Kerry's framework plans.

Dani Dayan: 'We Can Overcome Kerry'player

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.

Bukharian Jewish Businessmen from NY Visit Shomronplayer

Rabbis Visit Samaria, Oppose Boycott

International delegation of rabbis and community leaders visit Samaria; 'Judea and Samaria an inseparable part of the Jewish state'.

Rabbis From Across the World Visit Samaria, Oppose Boycottplayer

Hassidic Rebbe And Samaria Rabbis Form Pact

In meeting unity pledged between Hareidi-religious and national religious rabbis to support Torah study.

Hassidic Rebbe And Samaria Rabbis Form Pact

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.

Shas MK Tells German MPs about PA Incitement

Minister Calls for New Homes in Judea, Samaria

Minister joins inauguration of Itamar yeshiva, and calls for ‘many’ new housing projects in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

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

European BigWigs visit Samaria, Oppose Boycotts

Samaria Regional Council hosted fmr. Romanian President Emil Constantinescu and ex-FM of Bulgaria Solomon Passy.

Video: European BigWigs visit Samaria, Oppose Boycottsplayer

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.

US Jews: NO to Kerry's Plans for Israel

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.’

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