Nati Rom is a native-born Israeli who felt a deep call to the defense and redemption of Israel’s Heartland early in life. Upon completing his active duty service in the IDF, Nati and a few friends put a stake in the ground on a beautiful Samarian hilltop near Shilo, pioneering the first of many hilltop villages. From that time, Nati has never looked back; like a modern-day Maccabee, he forges through countless obstacles as he works to defend Jewish pioneers who are fulfilling ancient prophecies in their G-d-given land.
Nati is an attorney with Honenu, an organization that provides free legal assistance for soldiers and civilians. In this capacity, Nati has defended hundreds of pioneers in court who have been arrested for exercising their rights on the Temple Mount as well as in Judea and Samaria. He also represents people who are negatively impacted by the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement and other anti-Semitic efforts. He fervently pursues justice on many fronts and does not shy away from legal battles, regardless of how arduous and daunting they appear.
Worldwide, Nati speaks to thousands of people every year about life in Judea and Samaria in order to establish and strengthen connections between pioneers and their international supporters. He also meets with individual leaders from all walks of life – Jewish, non-Jewish, religious, and non-religious – to convey the truths of life in Judea and Samaria.
In 2012, Nati and his wife Yonat founded Lev HaOlam, an organization that supports Jewish business owners in Judea and Samaria who are suffering because of the BDS movement.
Nati, Yonat, and their six children live in Esh Kodesh near Shilo. Together, they work tirelessly to transform calls for “BDS” into BUY, DEFEND, SUPPORT as they take an active role in redeeming the Biblical Heartland of Israel.