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When the 1st 40 families came to these hills, there was nothing but rocks and mud. But they had a dream - to create a Jewish presence in our ancient Land, to build a new, modern dynamic city in the heart of Israel.
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Temporary housing was rolled nto place and the modern-day pioneers began to build a community.
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Soon dozens of new neighborhoods were popping up throughout Ariel.
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Little by little, permanent homes were built.
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New schools were built to meet a growing population's needs.
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And the College of Judea and Samaria.
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Before long there was a full educational system to serve thousands of school-aged children, including day care centers, 30 pre-schools, six schools...
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Industry was developed, providing employment opportunities.
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As Ariel grew, more and more community services developed...
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The beautiful Eshel Hashomron Hotel began to attract tourists from around the world.
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Meeting the needs not only of Ariel residents but those in the surrounding communities as well.
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Thousand of new Russian Immigrants chose to rebuild there lives in Ariel.
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As the barren wasteland turned green and flowered.
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As the city skyline began to form, we knew the dream had come true.
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We had created a wonderful community in which to raise a family from tiny tot...
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Ariel, the Capital of Samaria, a good place to call home.

Autumn 1996 Table of Contents
Message from the Mayor A Word from our Chairman
Ariel "Adopted" by Bible Believers Discrimination Continues
Faithful Friends Ariel Ambassadors in America
Ariel's 18th Birthday About Town
Ariel Residents Speak Out Editor's Note
Front Cover Back Cover