...the city of Ariel embodies the ultimate yearnings of bourgeois families with three children, who are preoccupied with the question of who will drive the kids to after-school activities. This is mainstream Israel − in the West Bank. Ariel is home, for example, to a settler who may have a barbecue on Shabbat afternoon and attend a play that evening − the antithesis of his fellow Hardal (ultra-Orthodox nationalist) resident, who did his army service studying in a local hesder yeshiva. Ariel, home to 18,000 residents, is proud to have public facilities that one cannot find in the settlements of Karnei Shomron, Eli and Shiloh.
[we in Shiloh have a pool and a tennis court and Eli has an Olympic-size pool].
First of all, there is the Ariel University Center of Samaria, which exactly a year from now will officially become a recognized university, and the Ariel cultural center, which was the focus of an artists’ boycott when it opened last autumn. Then there is the country club − a spacious 2,400-square-meter complex, equipped with the latest sports-related innovations, in a three-story building that also serves as a community center.
The country club, built three years ago, is open only to Ariel residents who pay a membership fee.
[but it isn't]
Careful what you read. And think you can believe.