Ariel Yaari

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Ariel Yaari
1st President of Republic of Promesa
assumed office
June 21, 2014 - July 15, 2015
Predecessor office created
Successor office dissolved
Seat in the IMA
assumed office
September 1, 2014 - September 2, 2014
Predecessor office created
Successor office dissolved
Personal Information
Citizenship American
Nationality American
Political party Unafilliated
Religion Hasidic Judaism

Ariel Yaari was a micronational politician who was the President of the Republic of Promesa. Yaari has since withdrew himself from micronational politics in mid-2015, as he had (and continues to have) various grievances with the community including taking itself too seriously, and having no solid claims of independence. Yaari also withdrew to focus more on religious studies after becoming more involved with his religion, Judaism, after becoming affiliated with the Hasidic Sect of Chabad-Lubavitch.

Yaari is a critic of the micronational community as a whole and in particular the micronation of Austenasia.

Micronational career

Yaari was introduced to the idea of a micronation while on the internet. He admired the idea of creating a nation upholding conservative values (in this context, American Conservatism and Libertarianism) and promptly founded the Republic of Promesa. Shortly after its founding, Yaari came into contact with Casey Hamlin, who was also formerly affiliated with micronational politics, and who, came on board as Yaari's adviser, in micronational politics, as Hamlin had past experience.

He also came into contact with Titus Smith who was and is currently involved in micronational politics and him and Yaari made an alliance of sorts in order to show solidarity with one another. Yaari continued to progress in the micronational stage joining alliances and having various ideas, politically, for the nation. However, he had started to have doubts as about the micronational community, closely examining other claims of independence. Yaari started to realize that, even the most prominent micronations, had no real functioning government, no military, and no way to defend the claimed territory. As well, as Yaari had slowly, in the following months, begun to become more religious. Donning the traditional skullcap of the Orthodox Jews, keeping the Sabbath (the Jewish Sabbath is on Saturday not Sunday), and keeping Jewish dietary laws, such as abstaining from pork and mixing cheese and meat.

With these two things in mind, Yaari had contacted Smith about leaving the community and on July 15, 2015, disbanded the Republic of Promesa and leaving the micronational community. Yaari has since been devoting his time to religious studies (however, not exclusively, and not being cutoff from the outside), and highly interested in theology, politics and technology.

Political views

Yaari used to consider himself a staunch Conservative both morally and governance-wise. However, while still morally identifying with the conservative movement, identifies as Libertarian. He is a firm believer in constitutionalism and is a staunch believer that the United States was founded on the principle of freedom for all. Yaari's father was born in Chicago,Illinois but when he was 4 years old moved to Haifa,Israel, and his mother born in Colombia and moving to United States when she was 18, Yaari is this grateful what the U.S. has provided for his parents, and for all Americans, native or otherwise.

Yaari supported, now President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. However, while supporting President Trump politically, Yaari is mildly critical of some of the President's policies not viewing some of them as not Conservative in nature, as well as Yaari has expressed misgivings over the President's tendency to rant at times, and not always listening to the council of his advisers even when it poses a threat to the Republican Party.

Yaari is a staunch opponent to the modern Democratic Party as he feels that it and its supporters are stifling freedom of speech and expression in the political arena today. Yaari is also critical of Transgenderism and feels that Gender Dysphoria should still be classified as a mental illness, with no scientific proof to reason otherwise.

Yaari is also highly critical of the Alt-Right and in particular Richard Spencer feeling that the movement spews radical and violent views about race which "has no place in American Politics"

Religious views

Yaari descends from both Sepharadi Jews and Ashkenazi Jews and is religiously Jewish. Yaari became an Orthodox Jew in June 2015 and has been practicing ever since. Yaari identifies with the Hasidic strand of the Orthodox movement. Yaari firmly believes in one G-d and that in order to bring the Messiah (the Redeemer of the Jewish People) Jews and Non-Jews must become aware of their purpose in this world, which is to make the world a dwelling for G-d. Yaari believes that Jews should keep the commandments and precepts prescribed to them in the Old Testament and the Non-Jews as well should follow the Seven Laws of Noah, prescribed in the Torah. Yaari is highly interested in theology, believing that theists of all faiths, should be able to rationally explain their faith, as well as stating: "Judaism believes in Simple Faith, not blind faith, there is a difference. Simple Faith means accepting what comes to you, however, not to cover your eyes when a question arises. For instance, if someone has a question about a seeming contradiction in the Torah, it should be addressed, not ignored or blown off, telling someone that they must believed, there question must be addressed".

Yaari is highly critical of Atheism. He views the unbelief of a deity as irrational and without enough scientific or theological arguments to back it. Yaari argues as such: "How does a person know that a chair had a carpenter? The fact it exists is proof of a carpenter. The same is true of a computer, table or anything else that exits in the world. Now take the world, the universe, which is infinitely more complex, that in itself is not proof of a creator?! To say otherwise is ignoring reason".