web analytics
May 4, 2015 / 15 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Price Tagging

Price Tagging

Photo Credit: Yossi Zeliger/FLASH90

David Hai Hisdai, 19, is seen sitting in a Magistrate Court in Rishon le’Tzion, July 2, 2013, awaiting a hearing. He is being accused of writing graffiti on a monastery in Latrun, on the side of the road to Jerusalem, among other things comparing a certain young man from Nazareth to an ape. Considering the alleged victim has both been gone a good two millennia, and, reportedly, has suffered a great deal more than this minor taunting, it is surprising that the entire IDF brass and Israel’s police force are so hell bent on punishing this boychik.

They can’t quite get it together, though.

To date, Hisdai has been arrested a number of time, in relation to various “Price Tag” actions, which included setting fire to a mosque in the north – but in every single case he has been released for lack of evidence.

Recently, he has been placed under administrative house-arrest detention for a period of 6 months – which means he is a prisoner not for the things he’s done, but for things he will do. It’s a curious addition to the Israeli democracy, inherited from the Brits. Government decides, based on an examination of your record, that if they let you roam free, you’ll commit a crime which they won’t be able to prove, so they keep you in jail. Or under house arrest.

I wish we could do this with politicians, chief rabbis, presidents: listen, we know you’re a corrupt so and so, and we’ll keep you in jail to prevent you from acting on your worst impulses.

Intriguing, right?

I never met this kid, but I like him already. I admit I like the entire generation of “Youth of the Hills” who refuse to follow in the footsteps of the older Religious Zionist folks and accept the inequities and hostilities of the leftist and secular authorities—no matter whom those authorities are, they’re always leftist and secular. No matter how right wing and religious we vote — we get a leftist and secular government. It’s a miraculous place, Israel.

I don’t condone what Hisdai has done—especially since, so far, he hasn’t been shown to have done anything. But I do admit to liking him. After the sheep-to-slaughter experience of our uprooting from Gaza, it’s comforting to know there’s a generation of religious kids who won’t go quietly anywhere.

They build light structures and live like wolves out in nature. Jewish wolves. Every now and then, the cops and the army come with bulldozers and tear down their homes. They wait a week and rebuild. It’s their land, that’s why.

Anyone plotting to roll in a Palestinian State through the back door, sans national referendum – they’ll have to deal with hundreds, if not thousands of David Hisdais. And they’re all just teenagers. And they’re all dangerously rebellious.

I like dangerously rebellious. It goes nicely with the knitted yarmulke.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Price Tagging”

  1. Why he is not in the IDF like all Israeli yougsters?

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
A Gaza building, reportedly used by Hamas, destroyed by the IDF on August 26, 2014.
NGO Monitor: Negative Testimony from ‘Breaking the Silence’ Meets Quota for Grant Makers
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Netanyahu seen shaking hands with Shas leader Aryeh Deri in the Knesset. (Archive: June 05, 2013)

Shas got a good deal. What Bayit Yehudi does with their offer remains to be seen.

A Gaza building, reportedly used by Hamas, destroyed by the IDF on August 26, 2014.

The NGO Monitor reports foreign funders are making grants to leftist Israeli organizations contingent upon quotas for negative testimony by IDF soldiers.

USS Farragut (DDG-99), first responder on 28 April, 2015.

British-flagged vessels are also now being escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by U.S. Navy warships following Iran’s capture of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship.

The attack happened at the northern end of the Begin highway.

Will the UN rush to investigate an attack leaving two UN peacekeepers wounded in the Golan Heights, as it did when a UNIFIL soldier was shot in January?

Avigdor Liberman, unhappy with the coalition talks dropped a political bombshell today.

Students at the Har Etzion Yeshiva in Gush Etzion open up their laptops to study Gemorah.

President Reuven Rivlin said Monday morning that the Ethiopian protests against police brutality and racism “revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society.” Speaking at a meeting in his office with mayors and heads of the ultra-Orthodox municipalities and local council, the President added, “We must look directly at this open […]

An Arab terrorist was shot and injured shortly before noon Monday when he tried to stab one or more people at the French Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A light rail guard said the terrorist tried to attack him from behind with a knife. The guard was able to shoot the terrorist, 35 years […]

The Islamic State reportedly has deployed forces near the border.

Carson’s never having held a political office is a disadvantage – and a big advantage for those fed up with professional politicians.

Shooting at AFDI’s Mohammed cartoon art contest in Texas, two dead.

Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians continued protests in Tel Aviv on Sunday, blocking traffic on the Ayalon Highway and elsewhere in the city.

Rabbi Nechemya Wilhelm, director of Ohr Menachem-Bangkok Chabad House, is one of the recipients of the Jerusalem Unity Award.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/price-tagging/2013/07/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: