Yesha: “Back to Normal”

Relations between the Israeli government and the Judea Samaria Regional Councils are “back to normal.” Israel’s previous government had refused to meet with community heads.

Judea and Samaria community officials met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem on April 27 to discuss matters of “crucial importance.” “From our point of view, the meeting between the heads of these communities and the prime minister signifies a return to normal,” said Shlomo Neeman, who is also the mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council.

Yesha leaders expressed confidence that Prime Minister Netanyahu will fulfill his campaign promises and allow development in Judea and Samaria to continue. They demanded that a harsh stand be taken “against terrorism and its perpetrators, and prioritize the handling of the Palestinian Authority’s illegal control of Area C.” Additionally, they requested that the government continue construction and infrastructure development throughout Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley.

We cannot calculate how much time was lost and wasted with these critical matters being ignored due to the prior government’s refusal to meet with Yesha leaders. Now that Yesha-goverment relations are back to normal, we eagerly wait for many long overdue issues to be resolved. We hope the wait is not too long.

Yesha Council heads hail ‘return to normalcy’ after Netanyahu meeting, by JNS, May 1, 2023


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