Who We Are
Gidon Ariel is a resident of Maale Adumim, Israel, and its Mayor’s Advisor for International Affairs. Gidon founded and directs (with his wife Devra) the Holy City Prayer Society (www.holycityprayer.com), an organization dedicated to promoting the value of prayer among Jews and Christians worldwide. He is the chair of the Christian-Israel Common Interest Network and the founder of Root Source. He also is the founder and moderator of the fast growing Facebook group, “Jews Who Love Christians Who Love Jews (And The Christians Who Love Them)“
A graduate of the prestigious Birkat Moshe yeshiva, Gidon recently directed the Maale Adumim Community Aliyah Project from North America, and in the past has served as Business Development director of Yeul Sachir, a company that provides services and benefits for freelancers; Director of Public Relations for Mekor Chaim Institutions of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz; and as a technical writer in NDS.
Gidon serves in the IDF reserves as a Captain in the Military Spokesperson’s Office after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tank) Corps.
In Israeli politics, Gidon is a delegate to the Likud Party Central Committee (the Merkaz) and recently was a candidate for the Maale Adumim city council. He also was the coordinator of anti-Disengagement activity in Maale Adumim.
Gidon Ariel made Aliyah from Queens, NY in 1978, and is married to Devra, who was born in Kansas City, MO. They are the happy parents of Elisheva, Akiva, Shira Rina, Chayim Zvi, and Moriyah.
Gidon Ariel is available to speak on Israel political and security issues, Jewish-Christian relations, and any other topics of interest.
Listen to this half hour interview with Gidon Ariel as he discusses some of the topics addressed in Root Source: