in Jerusalem, Israel
- Ben Gurion International Airport (19 mi)
- Sde Dov Airport (24 mi)
- Amman-Marka International Airport (48 mi)
- Haifa International Airport (49 mi)
- Queen Alia International Airport (54 mi)
- Bar Yehuda Airfield (55 mi)
- Be'er Sheva (Teyman) Airport (63 mi)
- Ben Ya'akov Airport (64 mi)
- Damascus International Airport (119 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (120 mi)
- Ovda International Airport (150 mi)
- White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement (Unesco heritage, 24 mi)
- Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir (Unesco heritage, 27 mi)
- Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Unesco heritage, 28 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 34 mi)
- Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves (Unesco heritage, 39 mi)
- Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Unesco heritage, 41 mi)
- Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee (Unesco heritage, 51 mi)
- Masada (Unesco heritage, 56 mi)
- Old City of Acre (Unesco heritage, 57 mi)
- Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) (Unesco heritage, 60 mi)
- Miẕpé Beqoa‘ (observation point, (24 mi)
- Miẕpé Har’el (observation point, (24 mi)
- Miẕpé Neftoaẖ (observation point, (21 mi)
- Miẕpé Kerem (observation point, (23 mi)
- Miẕpé Nof (observation point, (22 mi)
- Miẕpé Modi‘im (observation point, (17 mi)
- Miẕpé Eshta‘ol (observation point, (24 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 32.106 and 35.184 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 32° 6' 23" and E 35° 11' 4"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Shekel - ILS
- Spoken languages:
- Hebrew, Arabic, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 04:25 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Jerusalem
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:24 am and 6:43 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Israel.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Israel. Last Update: 2019-09-17 07:22:30
Ariel in Jerusalem with it's 17,668 citizens is a place in Israel about 23 mi (or 38 km) north of Jerusalem, the country's capital city.
Current time in Ariel is now 04:25 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Jerusalem with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 11 airports near Ariel, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Israel is Ben Gurion International Airport in a distance of 19 mi (or 30 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Israel is White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement in a distance of 24 mi (or 38 km), West. We encountered 7 points of interest in the vicinity of this place.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Karney Shomron, Jerusalem, Jericho, Ramla and Tel Aviv. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 87 °F
|Morning Temperature||21°C / 69 °F|
|Evening Temperature||27°C / 81 °F|
|Night Temperature||22°C / 72 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1014 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 9 km/h (5 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 18th of September 2019
33°C (91 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 19th of September 2019
32°C (89 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 20th of September 2019
30°C (86 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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Ariel Skatepark - Introduction
Hello everyone, The "Together Advance" organization wants to introduce to you, the Ariel Skatepark riders, begginers and advanced alike. Hope you like our little collection. Expect more to come.
Ariel Cup 2010, Shinkyokushinkai Israel - The Best Moments
Ariel Cup 2010 took place at 28/05/2010 in Ariel, Israel.
Floating over a snow puddle in Ariel, Samaria
Small city car is passing through a puddle on entrance to Ariel. A jeep on the right side has been rescued from there just minutes before.
Ariel Cup 2010, Shinkyokushinkai Israel - Demonstration
This demonstration was shown at Ariel Cup 2010 of Israeli Karate Organisation Shinkyokushinkai. The tournament took place at 28/05/2010 in Ariel, Israel.
Mayor Nachman of Ariel
Ron Nachman's address to the International Christian Zionist Center group in Ariel.
Ariel today. Season - 1.Episode - 2.
התוכנית מראה את דעתם של פוליטיקאים הוותיקים של אריאל ושל אנשים הפועלים מאחורי הקלעים.
Ariel today. Season - 1.Episode - 1.
זוהי התוכנית הראשונה בסידרת התוכניות המספרת על הבחירות באריאל, על התנהלות קמפיינים של הבחירות ונציג את הדעות של תושבי אריאל. התוכנית מספרת על שינויים בעיר בח...
Ariel today. Season - 1.Episode - 3.
התוכנית מספרת על פתיחת הקמפיין של כוח שלישי בבחירות, עשיית אריאל ביתינו שמאחוריה עומדת מפלגה חזקה מאוד...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Samaria, or the Shomron is a mountainous region in northern Palestine, roughly corresponding to the northern West Bank. The name derives from the ancient city Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. During the 1967 Six-Day War, the entire West Bank was captured by Israel from Jordan, which had captured it in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Jordan ceded its claim to the area to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in November 1988.
Balata Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp established in the northern West Bank in 1950, adjacent to the city of Nablus. It is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank. Balata Camp is densely populated with 30,000 residents in an area of 0.25 square kilometers.
Mount Gerizim is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the West Bank city of Nablus, and forms the southern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the northern side being formed by Mount Ebal. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the West Bank and rises to 2849 feet (881 m) above sea level, 228 feet (69.5 m) shorter than Mount Ebal.
Huwwara checkpoint was a major Israel Defense Forces checkpoint at one of the four main exits from Nablus. It was established on October 2000 to prevent smuggling of explosive belts and weapons from Nablus to be used in terror attacks in Israel. The facility was named for the nearby village of Huwwara. The checkpoint has prevented the smuggling of significant amounts of explosives and other weapons. In 2004, soldiers apprehended a 12-year-old boy wearing an explosive belt.
Shilo, Mateh Binyamin
Shilo is an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank, located 28 miles (45 km) north of Jerusalem on Route 60. It is neighboured by the Israeli settlements Eli and Maale Levona and the Palestinian villages Sinjil, Turmus Ayya and Qaryut. At the end of 2008, Shilo, organized as a communal settlement, had a population of 2,300 people. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
An-Najah National University
An-Najah National University is a Palestinian non-governmental public university governed by a board of Trustees. It is located in Nablus, in the northern West Bank. The university has over 22,000 students and 300 professors in 19 faculties. It is the largest Palestinian university.
The Ariel University previously known as the Ariel University Center of Samaria, is a university located in the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Before becoming a university, it was the largest Israeli public college. The University was founded in 1982 to serve as a regional branch of Bar-Ilan University. Originally located in the settlement of Kedumim, it moved to Ariel in order to expand.
Barkan Industrial Park
The Barkan Industrial Park is located about 25 kilometres east of Tel Aviv on the Israeli-occupied West Bank whose offices are located at the northern entrance. The industrial park is located adjacent to the Israeli settlement/village Barkan and near the settlement and city of Ariel. Founded in 1982, the industrial park currently includes about 120 businesses and factories manufacturing plastics, metal-work, food, textile, and more.
Battle of Wadi Haramia
The Battle of Wadi Haramia was the first Hand to hand combat battle fought between the Maccabees and the Seleucid Empire in 167 BC. The Jewish forces were led by Judas Maccabaeus and the Seleucid army force was under the command of Apollonius. After the Maccabean revolt started, Judas relocated his guerrilla combat units at the northern part of the Shomron. Apollonius, governor of Samaria, was sent with the local Samarian armies to link up with Seleucid forces from Jerusalem.
Givat Harel is an Israeli settlement established in 1998. It is under the jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council in the northern West Bank, north of Nahal Shilo. Givat Harel is situated just off Highway 60 on a hill between Eli and Shilo. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
Shvut Rachel is an Israeli settlement and a city in the West Bank, located 30 miles (45 km) north of Jerusalem. Shvut Rachel is located in the Shiloh area in Binyamin. Nearby Israeli settlements include Shilo, Giv'at Har'el, Esh Kodesh, Keeda, and Adei Ad. The village, administrated by the Matte Binyamin Regional Council, has a population of 100 families.
Mitzpe Yosef is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank. Located on Mount Gerizim near Nablus, it falls within the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. The population consists mostly of hasidic Jews belonging to the Breslov sect.
The Salfit Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority. It is located in the northwestern West Bank, bordered by the governorates of Ramallah and al-Bireh to the south, Nablus to the east and Qalqilya in the north as well as, Israel to the west. Its district capital and largest city is Salfit. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the governorate had a population of 64,129 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.
Nofim is an Israeli settlement located on the western edge of the northern West Bank, about 30 km east of Tel Aviv. The village, under the administrative municipal government of the Shomron Regional Council, is adjacent to Yakir. The Kana Stream passes to the north, west and south. Some people in the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but others, including the Israeli government disputes this.
Alonei Shilo is a village and an Israeli settlement in the Samarian hills of the West Bank. Located near Karnei Shomron, the outpost was established in 1999. It was initially named Nof Kaneh after nearby Kaneh stream, but was later renamed after Shilo Levi, who was killed in the 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
Yair Farm is an Israeli outpost in the West Bank. Located near Nofim and Yakir, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. It is home to around 15 families. It was first established in 1999, and named after Yair Stern, leader of the pre-state underground militant group Lehi, though the community's website notes the name of Yair Ben Menashe. Although it was later evacuated, it was re-established in February 2001.
Havat Gilad is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank, beyond the jurisdiction of the Shomron Regional Council. It was established in 2002 in memory of Gilad Zar, security coordinator of the Shomron Regional Council, who was shot and killed in 2001. It is considered an unauthorized outpost by the Israeli government and is on a list of outposts that Israel promised the U.S. to dismantle. The outpost was dismantled several times but settlers have returned and re-established it.
Abd al-Hadi Palace
The Abd al-Hadi Palace or Qasr Abd al-Hadi is a large palace located in the Qaryun quarter of the Old City of Nablus. It was built in the 19th century as a residence for the dominant Abd al-Hadi clan of the District of Nablus. It consists of three floors, arches, winding staircases, hidden courtyards, gardens, balconies, and built mainly of white limestone. The building was designed by Mahmud ´Abd al-Hadi himself, who was the governor at the time.
Manara Clock Tower
The Manara Clock Tower is a clock tower located in the middle of the central square (casbah) in the Old City of Nablus next to the Nasr Mosque in the Palestinian territories. Five stories high, it was erected in 1906 on the orders of the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II to celebrate thirty years of his reign. The tower is similar to those also built by Sultan Abdul Hamid in Tripoli and Haifa. The Manara Clock Tower has an ode to the sultan in elaborate Arabic calligraphy.
Rafidia or Rafidiya is a neighborhood in the western part of the Palestinian city of Nablus. It was a separate village until it was merged into the municipality in 1966. There are currently three Palestinian Christian families and a Muslim one, although Christians number only over 700. In 1961, Rafidia had 923 inhabitants, rising to 1,200 in 1983.
Bani Zeid al-Sharqiya
Bani Zeid al-Sharqiya is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, located north of Ramallah in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate. It was formed as a result of a merger of the villages of 'Arura, Mazari al-Nubani, and Abwein, although the latter separated from the municipality. Bani Zeid al-Sharqiya is 3 kilometers north of Ajjul and other nearby localities include Deir as-Sudan to the southeast, Kafr Ein to the east, and Abwein to the southwest.
Rawabi is the first Palestinian planned city in the West Bank. Rawabi is to be located near Birzeit and Ramallah. A master plan has been drawn up for the city, which will consist of 10,000 homes in six neighborhoods with a population of 40,000. Construction began in January 2010.
Tapuah junction stabbing
The Tapuah junction stabbing occurred on February 10, 2010 in the West Bank when Palestinian Authority police officer Muhammad Hatib stabbed Druze Israeli soldier Ihab Khatib to death as the latter was sitting in a jeep at a traffic light.
The Kedumim bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on May 30, 2006 in a vehicle near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the West Bank. Four people were killed in the attack. The Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing
The Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on February 16, 2002 in the Israeli settlement of Karnei Shomron. Three teenagers were killed in the attack. The Palestinian militant organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Ariel.
- Karney Shomron
- Tel Aviv
- Dayr `Alla
- Ash Shunah al Janubiyah
- As Subayhi
- As Salt
- Al Fuhays
- Dayr Abi Sa`id
- `Ayn al Basha
- Wadi as Sir
- Ash Shunah ash Shamaliyah
- Al Mastabah
- Al Faysaliyah
- At Tayyibah
- Al Mazar ash Shamali
Ari’el: West Bank, Ari’el (source)
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