Deconstructing Naftali Bennet: The Settlers' Hope

Friction over the bounds of authority, and promotion of some issues not related to the settlements led to the end of the stint at the Yesha Council helm.

Naftali Bennett took up the position of director general of the Yesha Council of settlements in January 2010, after the resignation of Pinchas Wallerstein. He was the sole candidate. Bennett and council chairman Dani Dayan, who had also sold a high-tech firm, had a superficial acquaintance. At their first meeting, Bennett set forth a plan aimed at bringing the settlers into a new, far more sophisticated era....