The Yesha Council secretariat (which comprises regional council heads from Judea and Samaria) unanimously decided on Monday to recommend that Avi Roeh be appointed as the next Yesha Council chairman.
The Yesha Council is the umbrella body of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Roeh, 59, currently serves as the head of the Binyamin Regional Council and will replace current Yesha Council Chairman Dani Dayan, who recently announced his resignation. Roeh will continue to serve as head of the Binyamin Regional Council while serving as Yesha Council chairman.
The Yesha Council board of directors is expected to approve the appointment of Roeh in two weeks.
Roeh was one of the founders of the Kochav Yaakov settlement. As head of the Binyamin Regional Council, Roeh led protest efforts against the evacuation of the Migron outpost last year.
"I thank the secretariat and the regional council heads for unanimously recommending me and am fully appreciative of Dani Dayan and the work he has done," Roeh said.
Earlier this month, Dayan announced that he was resigning as head of the Yesha Council and pledged his support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the joint Likud-Beytenu list in the Knesset election.