(Yesha is the Hebrew acronym for Judea, Samaria and Gaza Strip
) An organized body founded in the 1970s representing Jewish Israeli settlers in the West Bank
and, until the 2005 Gaza Disengagement
, the Gaza Strip. The organization’s aim is to guarantee security, offer humanitarian and municipal needs, and foster political action and public advocacy for settlers. The organization also serves as a political lobby and an organizational tool for settlement
expansion. In 2010, Yesha Council co-organized a workshop training pro-settler activists on how to make sure their perspective was included on Wikipedia entries. See " The right's latest weapon: 'Zionist editing' on Wikipedia
," Nir Hasson, Haaretz, Aug 18, 2010.