Gidon Ariel is a resident of Maale Adumim, Israel, and its Mayor’s Advisor for International Affairs. He currently directs the Maale Adumim Community Aliyah Project from North America, and it 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 worked as a technical writer in NDS.
Gidon serves in the IDF reserves as a Military Spokesperson Officer after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tanks) Corps.
In Israeli politics, Gidon is a delegate to the Likud Party Central Committee (the Merkaz) and ran for the Maale Adumim city council.He also was the coordinator of anti-Disengagement activity in Maale Adumim.
Gidon Ariel made Aliya 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, Chaim Tzvi, and Moriyah.