web analytics
April 18, 2014 / 18 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Price Tagging

Price Tagging

Photo Credit: Yossi Zeliger/FLASH90

Share Button

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.

Share Button

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.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

One Response to “Price Tagging”

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

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Flyers ordered Jews to appear at a designated location in Ukraine, in Sept., 1941. The next day, the Jews lined up at the Babi Yar Ravine.
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar
Latest News Stories
Flyers ordered Jews to appear at a designated location in Ukraine, in Sept., 1941. The next day, the Jews lined up at the Babi Yar Ravine.

In 1941, the Jews of Kiev received a similar leaflet. When they showed up the next day, more than 34,000 were murdered.

South Florida teen stabbed in high school gym.

Teen stabbed in South Florida high school.

Birkat Cohanim 2014

The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

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 […]

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

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

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: