Ronen Israeli, son of Ilana and Moshe, was born on July 16, 1970 in Boston, while his parents were there for further education. The family returned in 1973 to their home in Haifa. Ronen completed his elementary studies at the Open Experimental School at the University of Haifa, continued in middle school at the Urban H High School and finished his high school studies two years later, when he was only 17 years old, at the Princeton High School in New Jersey. As part of his studies at Princeton, he wrote scientific papers.
Ronan was active in the scout movement and an active and outstanding athlete in the fields of basketball, tennis and squash. He also cultivated his hobby of climbing cliffs, and was a member of the alpinist club. Upon his return to Israel from his studies in the US, he was accepted into the academic reserve framework and studied at the Technion, in the Faculty of Applied Mathematics. He graduated with honors for his first degree. He also continued his artistic pursuits in the fields of music, cinema and painting.
Ronan was drafted into mandatory service in the IDF at the end of August 1988 and was accepted into the forecasting course in the Air Force. In this framework, he went through an officer's course and was about to receive the rank of lieutenant.
Ronan fell while performing his duties on November 26,1990 in a car accident in Dania neighborhood in Haifa and was laid to rest in the Kfar Samir military cemetery in Haifa. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.