The capital of Samaria, Ariel is located in the West Bank, 25 miles east of Tel Aviv , 25 miles west of the Jordan River and 31 miles north of Jerusalem. The city stretches 8 miles in length and is situated almost 2,000 feet above sea level. The western tip of the city (i.e., the part closest to Israel) is about 10 miles from the Green Line, and the eastern edge of the settlement is more than 13 miles from the Green Line.
Ariel has a population of 18,000 residents and is one of only four settlements classified by Israel as a “city.” Another 8,500 people are students in the College of Judea and Samaria (which was upgraded to the status of a university in 2005). More than 45 percent of Ariel's population are immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Ariel has 26 preschools, 4 elementary schools, a religious school (grades 1-9), two junior high schools and a high school. Ariel's new Sports & Recreation Complex will ultimately house an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, showers and changing rooms, a multi-purpose hall, activity and games rooms, a day care centre, kitchen and cafeteria, lobby, reception and offices. Tennis courts, a miniature golf course, gymnasium and fitness centre have already been completed and are operating full-time.
Most of Ariel residents are secular; only about 10 percent of the population is Orthodox. Though affiliated with the political right, the Jews in Ariel are not considered hardline ideologues. Rather, most moved there because of the higher standard of living they enjoy and the economic incentives provided by the government. In particular, residents can obtain better mortgages and repayment terms because the government designated Ariel as a “national priority” development area.
In 1985, Ron Nachman became the first elected mayor of Ariel, and he's been re-elected four times since, most recently in 2004.
The city is not known for its [Palestinian]sites; it is not in an area of any religious significance,[according to the athiest yiddish khazars] but many tourists visit Ariel because it is one of the safer places to see what life is s like in the West Bank [If your a child-molesting yid]. Ariels is also an example of a successful development town [stolen at gunpoint].
Ariel is now the [black]heart of the most populous bloc of [russian yiddish]settlements, which includes Kedumim, Karnei Shomron, Ma'ale Shomron, Bet Arye, Ofarim, Nofim, Yaqir, Immanuel, Peduel, Alei Zahav, Brukhin, Barkan, Kiryat Netafim, and Revava. This bloc is approximately 47 square miles and includes about 37,000 settlers. On February 20, 2005, the Israeli government approved a route for the security barrier[aparthied wall] that includes the Ariel bloc, but this portion of the fence has not been completed yet, in part because of opposition from the United States.
The city's position expands Israel's narrow waist (which was 9 miles wide before 1967) and ensures that Israel has a land route to the Jordan Valley should Israel needs to fight a land war to the east.[Who talks like that?] Because of its size, most Israelis favour the incorporation of the Ariel bloc within whatever may be the final borders of Israel. [What the fuck?] It is more controversial than the other “consensus” settlements because it is the furthest from the 1949 Armistice Line. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Barak’s proposal at Camp David included Ariel among the settlement blocs to be annexed to Israel; the Clinton Plan[total complicity] also envisioned incorporating Ariel within the new borders of Israel.
Source: yiddish online lie-brary.
Construction of settlements are illegal under international law because they violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, on protection of civilians in time of war. That document, adopted in 1949, specifies that the “Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies”. In May 28, 2009, Obama told Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas that his administration would press Israel to meet its obligations under a 2003 “road map for peace” endorsed by the UN, the US, the European Union and Russia, which included stopping the construction of new settlements and the expansion of existing settlements, which by that time housed close to 500,000 Israeli citizens in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.
From the Middle East Media Centre:“According to the Palestinian Water Authority, the settlement of Ariel has been pumping its sewage directly into the nearby Palestinian village of Bruqin, creating a dangerous and unhealthy situation for the residents of Bruqin.” Do you believe this shit!? These fucking yiddish skid-marks of filthy sub-human excretion are shameless!
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I HATE israhell, fuck the yiddish khazars, I think Helen Thomas meant to say “Go back to Hell!”