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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.

A Look Back at Summer 2016

From Movie Night to Mondays in the Park, Ariel had a summer to remember!

Saying Shalom to Sylvia

A tribute to Sylvia Dortz, of blessed memory, who dedicated over twenty years of service to the Ariel Development Fund and American Friends of Ariel.

Preparing for Ariel’s 25th Anniversary Events

We welcome back Avi Zimmerman, our Executive Director, from his cross-country visit to the US ahead of our 25th anniversary celebrations. Read on to see if he stopped in your city!

A Salute to City Volunteers

On July 21, 2016, the city of Ariel and Friends of Ariel honored 29 volunteer organizations for their special contribution to the city.