Ro'eh replaces Dayan as settler leader

February 4, 2013 22:27


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Settlers on Sunday night elected Avi Ro'eh, 59, to replace Dani Dayan as head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Ro'eh will hold that position, at the same time that he continues to serve as head of the Binyamin Regional Council. "I see this role as one that bears an important responsibility and fulfills an important mission," he said."I will work to connect the nation of Israel with the settlement enterprise," said Ro'eh who has been the head of the Binyamin Regional Council since 2007.

The council secretariat first proposed him for the position two weeks ago. On Sunday night the council's larger administrative body, including many council and regional heads, as well as council members, voted him in. But his position won't be finally ratified until a larger body, until a larger plenum of council members meets in a few months. But this is considered a formality, and Ro'eh is now considered to be the council head. He is seventh person to head the council since its inception 1980.

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