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Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits Ariel, Renames Main Road in Honor of Ron Nachman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited Ariel this month to rename the main road in founding mayor Ron Nachman’s honor. During his memorial speech, he vowed that Ariel would be allowed to thrive and be normalized as part of internationally recognized Israel.

Celebrating 25 Years of Friendship with Ariel

Celebrate with us as we review the highlights of American Friends of Ariel’s work since 1991.

Ariel’s Young Adult Center: Ariel’s Hidden Gem

Ariel’s Young Adult Center opened early in 2016 to a grand ceremony and media coverage. Nine months later, we sat down this week with the Center’s Director, Shir Avikassis-Arbiv, to see how the institution has evolved.

AFA Kicks Off 25-Year Celebrations

We began our 25-year celebrations in a big way this month – with two launch events in Dallas, TX.

Beating the Boycott, Winning the Finals

The International Football (soccer) Association aims to ban Israel from the international league because of protests over Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria. Despite attempts to divide Israelis, Ariel’s winning team has used the sport as a bridge instead of a wall.

Run with Us in Next Year’s Bible Marathon!

The first marathon wasn’t completed in Greece, but in Israel – through the heart of Samaria. Now, you too can step into the story.

Announcing Talk17

Next year marks 50 years of Israel in Judea and Samaria. Come along with us as we bring its people, its stories, and its future to the Ariel Center for the Performing Arts — and to the world.

Ariel Supporters Signatures Presented to Mayor Shaviro – and Shared With Prime Minister Netanyahu

On October 6, we completed an important project to collect signatures of Ariel’s supporters against the BDS movement. Over 2,400 people from around the world signed our petition – and we presented Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro with a book showing their support for the city of Ariel.

Are You Ready for 2017?

This month, we launched a series of exciting programs which center around 2017: 50 years since the Six-Day War and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration.

Ariel Heads Back to School

Several schools received critical upgrades this year, thanks to cooperation between American Friends of Ariel and the Department of Education.

YEDI Brings International Business Partnerships to Ariel

Three professors and communications experts from the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) held a unique course at Ariel University this summer, bringing the world of international business partnerships to the Capital of Samaria.

HILA: Helping Teens Achieve

The HILA program for youth advancement helps teenage dropouts dream big – and achieve big. Learn more about this much-needed educational framework and how you can help make a difference.

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