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The Prime Minister at the Planting Ceremony in Ariel: The Capital of Samaria Will Remain in Israel

In Ariel City on January 31, 2010 at 12:16 am


Written by the Municipality of Ariel. Translated by Rachel Tahar.

Last Friday a special Tu Bishvat (Israel’s New Year for Trees) planting ceremony of took place in Ariel with the participation of the Prime Minister Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu; Minister of Justice, Mr. Yaakov Neeman; Chairman of the Knesset, Mr. Rubi Rivlin and other guests. During the ceremony the Prime Minister said: “We are platning three foundations here: strength, settlement and culture. Anyone who knows the geography of the land of Israel knows the great importance of Ariel”.

Miss Adva Anter, a resident of Ariel who lost her two brothers in the terrorist attack in Mombasa, participated in the ceremony. The Prime Minister addressed her saying: “I wish that you grow and flourish and may you plant more seeds. Here in Ariel your children and grandchildren will live”.

The Mayor of Ariel, Mr. Ron Nachman, made a strong and emotional speech saying Ariel will remain here forever as we educate and teach our children values and tradition.

A message from the Prime Minister’s Chamber was received summarizing the event as ceremonious and exciting.


AIPAC Thanks Mayor Nachman for Ariel Visit

In Ariel Happenings, International on January 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Dear Mayor Nachman,

Thank you very much for taking the time to address this year’s AIPAC Advanced Advocacy Mission to Israel.  You gave many students a perspective they had never considered before and inspired them to continue their education on the subject.  We continue to collect feedback from participants who describe the trip as a whole as “transformative” and “life-changing”.

As the students return to their colleges and universities after their winter vacations, they certainly have a much deeper appreciation for the State of Israel and, thanks to you, the motivation and the background to further explore the key issues affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Thank you again for your time and for your outstanding presentation.