Yesha Council

Meet the High-Tech Millionaire Leading the West Bank Settlement Movement

09/27/2010
JTA

TEL SHILOH, West Bank (JTA) -- Naftali Bennett does not fit the mold of a typical Jewish settler leader.

He's just 38, made his fortune in high tech before entering what he describes as public service and doesn’t even live in the West Bank.

A former commando and company commander in the Israeli army, Bennett is now preparing for a possible battle against an old ally: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Settlers Respond to Hebron Terror Attack by Building Again

09/02/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A settlers' umbrella group unilaterally ended the West Bank construction moratorium in response to the terrorist attack near Hebron.

Hundreds of settlers gathered at sites throughout the West Bank to begin construction on several structures whose building was delayed by the freeze on building in the West Bank, which began in late November 2009 and is to end Sept. 26.

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