While in Israel to lecture across the country and to visit family, Dr. Yaron Brook, rated by YNET as one of the top 100 most influential Israelis living abroad, spent time in Ariel and the greater Samaria region on October 23, 2013 to learn firsthand the realities of the region and to forge new connections at Ariel University.
Led by Executive Director Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) returned to Ariel as part of their semi-annual delegations to Israel on October 22, 2013.
Dr. Brook is president of the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures internationally on economics, international affairs, the war on Islamic fundamentalism, and the moral case for Israel.
For the past two years, Friends of Israel (FOI), a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to fostering solidarity with the Jewish people, has featured Ariel prominently on their annual tours.
Yad Vashem appropriately recognized the founders of Ariel’s Holocaust and Heroism Memorial Museum with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Holocaust Education.
World-renown documentary filmmaker Dani Menkin teaches the art of the documentary at Ariel University.
The Middle East Research Center (MERCL), the sister think tank of CIPAC (Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign), spent its first full day of its Israel study tour in Ariel, the capital of Samaria, on Oct. 13, 2013.
The friendship between FaithWalk International and the City of Ariel that developed years ago with the late Lt. General Paul Cerjan and Ron Nachman has deepened through this day.
On his first visit to Ariel, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant General Robert Foley inspired young Israeli cadets of a pre-military class at the ORT Yuvali High School with the message that the main skill a soldier must hone is integrity.
Pastor Tom Doyle, author of books about Christian Zionism and Director of Middle East Strategy of E3 Partners Ministry, and his wife, JoAnn, led a delegation of 15 evangelical Christians from Texas and Arizona on October 7, 2013 to deepen their understanding of and friendship with the City of Ariel.
The department for nursing, launched this year, will offer a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and is the newest department at Ariel University since becoming Israel’s eighth university earlier this year. The four-year degree will train a cadre of registered nurses with an emphasis on hands-on experience, real-life simulations, and interpersonal communications.
As we enter the new Hebrew year of 5774, we commence with the 36th year of Ariel’s modern history. And we begin to prepare for the next 36 years that lie ahead.