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Message from the Mayor

Ya'ir Chetboun


It is a great honor, privilege and sacred task to lead one of Israel’s greatest success stories: the City of Ariel.

Ariel is my home, and that’s what it is for our 20,000 residents: home. While Ariel is a city, it is also a community, one that strives towards excellence in education, ethical values, and national leadership. We take pride in our national achievements, but also in our continual efforts to improve the day-to-day lives of the people of the city.

We welcome you to visit Ariel and be a part of its growing success.

Yours truly,

Ya’ir Chetboun
Mayor of Ariel

About the Mayor

Ya’ir Chetboun, the newly elected mayor of the City of Ariel was born into an immigrant family that had made Aliya to Israel. He comes from an impressive family. His father is a well-known cardiologist and his mother, an optometrist. His older brother, who received the highest commendation from the Chief of Staff during the second Lebanon war, is a former Member of Knesset.
Mayor Chetboun served in the acclaimed undercover unit of the IDF as a fighter and then a commander. He led hundreds of missions in enemy territory and was highly recognized for his outstanding service.

Mayor Chetboun was among the founders of the “Israeli Journey” that led thousands of youth through Israel in a value-based program that strengthened their ties to the Land of Israel and the people of Israel. A gifted educator, the mayor became principal in an Amit school, a position he held for 10 years. During that time his school won numerous awards for excellence in education.
Yair is married to Moriah, who holds a Master’s degree in Biology and works as a nurse in Beilinson Hospital. She is also very involved in medical research. Yair and Moriah have 5 children.