A Permanent Home for Gaza “Refugees”

After nine and a half years of living in a trailer camp, the displaced residents of Gush Katif, Gaza, who found refuge and community in Ariel, are finally moving into their permanent homes.

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Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro, the Nachman family, Ariel residents and Israeli leaders paid homage to Ron Nachman’s legacy by laying the cornerstone to what will be the Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum.


Cornerstone: Remembering Ron Nachman

On January 27, 2015, the City of Ariel and the Nachman Family and the Friends of Ariel will remember Mayor Ron Nachman and celebrate his life as we will lay the cornerstone for the Ron Nachman Memorial Site and Pioneers Museum. Join us.



On Thanksgiving we thank. On Black Friday we shop. On Giving Tuesday we give!!! At the American Friends of Ariel, we are blessed to have the world’s best supporters, and we are proud to count you among them! Please join our #GIVINGTUESDAY-ARIEL campaign and make Giving Tuesday a day to celebrate in the City of Ariel.

Our Community

Everyone can find their place in Ariel. Here’s a glance at community initiatives and projects spanning all age groups, media, and fields of interest.

Our Landmarks

From supporting educational facilities to world-class cultural performances, our friends across the globe have always been part and parcel of the Ariel story.

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Winter Visitors to Ariel

Take a look at who visited Ariel this past winter.


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San Diego Teens Hosted in Ariel

A Teen Mission from Maranatha Chapel in San Diego spent two days in Ariel at the end of June.


Florida Friends Return to Ariel

After meeting Ariel Mayor Eli Shaviro during his recent visit to South Florida, Jack Heintz, Pastor Dino Pedrone and members of New Testament Baptist Church were particularly keen on visiting Ariel.


Tennis Anyone?

Dear friend of Ariel, Dr. Billye Brim and her daughter Brenda brought very special guests to Ariel: two-time Wimbledon winner Rev. Dr. Margaret Court and her husband Barry. As part of their tour of the city, our guests visited the Ariel’s National Center for Leadership Development where they stopped to pay their respects at the grave of Ron Nachman, of blessed memory.

Ariel & Me

No matter where you live, you can step into the pages of Ariel’s story. Through hosting and attending events in your area, you can become part of the Ariel story.


Visit the Ariel National Center for Leadership Development

When preparing your group’s travel itinerary in Israel, a day visit at the Ariel National Center for Leadership Development is an absolute must. A one-of-a-kind experience in Israel, the group members will be creating an unforgettable memory while developing and honing leadership skills and personal values. By coming face to face with innovative outdoor challenge facilities and obstacle courses, groups foster teamwork, problem solving, communication skills and social management.

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Getting to Know Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro

Join Ariel Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro in the United States this May.


Ariel University Showcased at 2014 AIPAC Conference

Delegates at last week’s 2014 AIPAC conference in Washington, DC flocked to Ariel University’s display at the Innovation Showcase Exhibit in the heart of the AIPAC Village to view a sample of AU’s research. For thefirst time, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) invited a team from Ariel University to display two novel inventions related to water conservation and purification. Over 14,000 delegates had the chance to get a glimpse of Ariel University’s research and academic excellence first-hand.


Ariel and the Search For King David’s Lost Wines

Pioneering researchers at Ariel University are mixing archaeology, technology, genetic analysis, agronomy and Bible studies to reveal, identify and replicate Israel’s ancient lost species in the attempt to bring King David’s finest to your wine closet.