ARIEL (Heb. אֲרִיאֵל), town in Samaria, in the administered territories, 40 km. east of Tel Aviv and 65 km. from Jerusalem. Founded in 1978 by 40 families of defense and aviation industry workers, it received municipal status in 1998. In 1996 Ariel's population was approximately 14,200, increasing to 16,300 at the end of 2002, of whom 54% were recent immigrants, most from the Former Soviet Union. Its municipal area was 1.2 sq. mi. (3 sq. km.). The proximity to central Israel enabled the city to attract young families. Most residents are non-religious. Mikhlelet Yehudah ve-Shomron (Judea and Samaria College) was founded in 1983 as a regional college-level academic institution under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University and had approximately 8,000 students. Ariel's industrial zone housed over 100 factories in the fields of electronics, food, metallurgy, computers, and aviation, employing 3,000 people. A technological park was established in 1992 and the 100-room Eshel Hashomron Hotel at the entrance to the city opened its doors in 1991. Ron Nachman served as mayor of Ariel for five consecutive terms from 1985, having served as chairman of the municipal council until that time. The peace talks which began in the 1990s cast a pall on the future of the   city, and its inclusion inside the security fence built to protect Israel from Palestinian terrorist attacks became a heated issue in Israeli politics. -WEBSITE: . (Shaked Gilboa (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ariel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ariel, etimológicamente de אֲרִיאֵל, en hebreo estándar Ariel, es un nombre unisex que significa León de Dios . Contenido 1 Personas 2 Personajes de ficción 3 Publicaciones …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ariel — (hebr. „Feuerherd Gottes“) steht für: Ariel (Engel), ein Engel Ariel (Vorname), ein Vorname Ariel (Luftgeist), eine literarische Figur in Shakespeares Der Sturm, Goethes Faust II und Alexander Popes Der Lockenraub Ariel (Lyrik), ein Gedicht und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ariel VI — Ariel VI …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ariel VI — war ein britisch amerikanischer Röntgensatellit, entwickelt in Zusammenarbeit des britischen Science Research Council und der NASA. Ariel VI (vor dem Start UK6 genannt) wurde am 2. Juni 1979 mit einer Scout Rakete von der Wallops Flight Facility… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ariel V — était un télescope spatial anglo américain destiné à l observation du ciel dans le domaine des rayons X. Il a été envoyé le 15 octobre 1974 de la plateforme San Marco, située dans l océan Indien, et a été actif jusqu en 1980 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ariel — (рус. Ариэль) торговая марка компании Procter Gamble, выпускающая под этим брендом порошки и гели для стирки белья. На российском рынке торговая марка появилась в 1993 году. Ассортимент Ariel для ручной стирки: Регулярный Горный родник Ariel для… …   Википедия

  • Ariel V — war ein britisch amerikanischer Röntgensatellit der 1970er Jahre, entwickelt in Zusammenarbeit des britischen Science Research Council und der NASA. Ariel V (vor dem Start UK5 genannt) wurde am 15. Oktober 1974 von der San Marco Plattform vor der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ariel V — Организация: Science Research Council (UK), GSFC/NASA (USA) Волновой диапазон: Рентгеновские лучи NSSDC ID: 1974 077A Местонахождение: Геоцентрическая орбита Тип орбиты: Низкоапогейная Высота орбит …   Википедия

  • ariel — ⇒ARIEL, subst. masc. LITT. [P. réf. au nom du génie de l air dans la pièce la Tempête de Shakespeare, ou d un ange rebelle dans le Paradis perdu de Milton, ou du chef des Sylphes dans la Boucle de cheveux enlevée de Pope] Être aérien et poétique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ARIEL — (Heb. אֲרִיאֵל). (1) The name given to Jerusalem in Isaiah 29:1–2, 7, where God will bring distress upon Ariel, and will make her like an ariel (for meaning, see below). Ariel in this sense is probably connected with the form erellam in Isaiah 33 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.