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In 1978, 40 intrepid families were able to return to the land of their roots on a barren hilltop in the heart of Samaria. Their goal: to build a stronghold for Israelis in the heart of biblical Israel, at an important strategic site crucial for Israeli security.

Powered by one generator, these 40 families were the bedrock for a full-fledged city – a vibrant center of innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional stability. Today a city of tens of thousands of permanent residents and over 16,000 university students, Ariel continues to make an impact as a source of pride and hope for every person living in the region. And we couldn’t have gotten this far without our dedicated friends and supporters.

This year, we call on you – who helped make Ariel’s achievements possible – to join us as we celebrate 40 incredible years of growth and success.

American Friends of Ariel will be bringing the celebration to you in November 2017 on a two-week-long tour of the US. Stay tuned for updates, listings, and registrations for our upcoming events in the following cities:

  • Manhattan, NYC, NY
  • Tyler, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Mobile, AL

The past 40 years have been the beginning of a new path along the trajectory of Israeli history. Step into our story as we move toward the next 40 years of Ariel’s developing story and beyond.