Ron Nachman


JERUSALEM (AP) - Ron Nachman, the mayor of one of Israel's largest settlements in the West Bank, has died. He was 70.

His brother Dan said Nachman succumbed to cancer on Friday.

Nachman, known for his fiery personality and commanding media presence, helped establish Ariel in 1978.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogized the mayor, saying Nachmann was "committed with every fiber of his soul to the revival of the Jews in their country and to building a flourishing city in Samaria."

Samaria is the biblical name for the part of the West Bank where Ariel is located. With 20,000 residents, it's one of Israel's largest settlements.

Palestinians see settlements as a hindrance to a two state solution as the communities are built on land they demand for their own state.

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you are opening your hand and satisfying the desire or every living thing."ps.145:16 (so sorry for your loss..~~~

A great man has passed. God bless

May the grace of God be with you during this time and may you find the peace of God that excells all thought.

Remembering Ron's personal and wonderful guided tour of Ariel during out visit to Israel. Heartfelt condolences to Dorit, Adi, Irit, Anat, Inbal and their families from your NY cousins: Marilyn and Lee

May The Almighty Rest his soul, and may The Eternal One always ensure that righteous causes prevail and mercy and peace kiss each other This Year in Jerusalem and throughout all of the Ancient Land of , and the arm of The Lord protect and defend his ancient people, the nation of Israel. Amen.


I pray that the God of all comfort helps your family during this difficult time of loss.

With greatest saddens and shock we learned about the death of Ron Nachman, an awesome man of incredible personal power and vision, an inspiration for so many people who had the privilege to know him; one of those who makes history by living their lives of strong beliefs and acting from their heart and soul. His outstanding magnetic personality and powerful leadership changed the reality of his country and his city, the city of Ariel. He knew what he lived for and he was not sparing any effort...