The Yesha Council is nothing but a bunch of sycophantic butt-kissers all trying to worm their way into the upper echelons of the NRP. The fact that Former Yesha Council chairman Otniel Schneller joined Kadima should be no surprise - the NRP is as weak on land of Israel issues as is Kadima.
Not one member of the Yesha council has an independent hair on his head. That is why they never endorsed Moledet or Kach. Rabbi Benny Elon has lived among them for years but they laugh in his face at election time.
When we lived in Beit El, we actively campaigned against Jewish labor in the settlement. The brown nosers on the Yesha council allowed our neighbors to ruin our lives, my husband's income and forced us out of the settlement because we said "No!" to hiring murderers. Not even the Beit Din of the regional council was independent enough to tell our neighbors to stop spreading Moitzei Shem Ra about us.
Now these same people think they can pick and choose which settlements stay and which go!
Dear Yesha Council: ISRAEL BELONGS TO HASHEM, AND ONLY HASHEM DECIDES "WHO WILL STAY AND WHO WILL GO!"