Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At Amana 's General Assemby

I attended, as a representative of my home community village of Shiloh, the General assembly of Amana

established in 1978 with the primary goal of developing communities in Judea, Samaria, The Golan Heights, The Galilee, The Negev and Gush Katif. This goal includes not only the establishment of communities and their supportive industries and social services but their continued maintenance and development.

Over 80 delegates congregated in Jerusalem to hear reports and to elect a 25-member council which will later select a 7-exeutive directorship.  I missed out getting elected by 3 votes.

A special guest was Minister Naftali Bennett

who outlined his three-point program of Zionist emphasis.

He did say that he would like 1 billion NIS to go for waging a proper public diplomacy campaign alongside developing strategies in internationa law efforts which is part of our actual security difficultues as they tie the hands of the IDF.

Zambish, Ze'ev Chaver, reviewed activities, successes, areas needing greater effort andplans for the future.

He asserted the true figure for Arab residents in Judea and Samaria, outside of the Jerusalem is between 1,650,000 to 1,850,000.  There are 410,000 Jewish residents in that same area which translates into approximately 18% of the total population.

Update: found this now in the quarterly bulletin of Amana -



Bennett to Netanyahu: Unfreeze settlement building or we'll destabilize coalition
Habayit Hayehudi warns that unless West Bank housing tenders start moving, it may stay away from no-confidence vote.

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