Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman Passes Away at Age 70


ariel-mayor-ron-nachmanMayor Ron Nachman, 70, the founder of Ariel, was laid to rest on a ridge overlooking the West Bank city after a four-year battle with cancer. Nachman first pitched a tent on the city’s then barren hills in 1978. He devoted the rest of his life to developing it into a world-class place to live; building a cultural center, a sports complex and an accredited university.

Even as he lay dying in the hospital, Nachman called Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to receive assurances that Ariel would be hooked up to the nation’s largest sewage treatment plant, Steinitz recalled at the funeral attended by thousands of mourners including the prime minister.

{ Israel News Bureau}