U.S. Consultant Offers to Help Fight Settlement Freeze for $300k

Yesha Council wants to hire consultant due to his relations with Netanyahu, but the price is too high.

U.S. political consultant Arthur Finkelstein is offering his services to the Yesha Council of settlements for $300,000 a year.

The organization has begun formulating a new strategic plan to fight the suspension of construction in the settlements and to revive its public image.

The Yesha Council would like to hire Finkelstein because of his close relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but the price named is beyond its means.

Finkelstein is credited with securing Netanyahu's first term as prime minister in the 1996, against Shimon Peres.

Finkelstein's Israeli representative, Tal Harel, declined to comment.