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Founding a City

In 1978, 40 intrepid families were able to return to the land of their roots on a barren hilltop in the heart of Samaria. Their goal: to build a stronghold for Israelis in the heart of biblical Israel, at an important strategic site crucial for Israeli security.

Powered by one generator, these 40 families were the bedrock for a full-fledged city – a vibrant center of innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional stability. Today a city of tens of thousands of permanent residents and over 16,000 university students, Ariel continues to make an impact as a source of pride and hope for every person living in the region. And we couldn’t have gotten this far without our dedicated friends and supporters.