People Behind ILF
Arieh King, Founder
Arieh King, founder of the Israel Land Fund (ILF), developed the idea over the course of ten years of working in the East Jerusalem area with several organizations and government bodies. Arieh realized the desire of Diaspora Jews to take a more active role in redeeming the land of Israel, especially in Jerusalem.
Arieh started the Israel Land Fund to offer unique opportunities for any Jew to personally acquire a piece of the land, part of a building or a number of buildings in Israel.
In 2021, Arieh resigned as director of the ILF to fully devote his time to his new role as deputy mayor of Jerusalem.
Binyamin Packer, Director
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999 and served in the IDF's Givati Brigade. He currently lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 7 children.
Management of the Fund
The Israel Fund employs numerous lawyers, appraisers, surveyors, investigators, translators and other professionals as outsourcers in order to run as cheaply and efficiently as possible. A result of years of experience, this system allows the Fund to focus on locating potential sellers, and leaves the nitty-gritty work of meshing out deals to the professionals. When the time comes for signing deals, the Fund is with the buyers throughout the process from start to finish, right up to the affixing of the mezuzah or planning of the land.
The Israel Land Fund’s offices are located near the Old City of Jerusalem representing its steadfast ambition to be an active and integral part of the city, in particular, East Jerusalem.