web analytics
May 5, 2015 / 16 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Yarmulke Grab

Yarmulke Grab

Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90

They came down to an intersection just off Route 1, the main highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, burned tires and demonstrated against the demolition of six homes in Ma’ale Rehavam.

Ma’ale Rehav’am is an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem and northeast of Hebron. It was founded in 2001, after the assassination of Minister Rehavam Zeevi who was a champion of settling Gaza, Judea and Samaria.

Ma’ale Rehav’am is an ecovillage, mired in olive and almond groves, a muscat grape vineyard, and an orchard of thirty-five different fruit species.

On Wednesday, large forces of army and police destroyed six homes in Ma’ale Rehavam. Four families were evicted from their homes, then the army blocked access to the area.

The government maintains that the six razed homes were built outside the ecovillage’s boundaries. But can you really put boundaries on an ecovillage?

So they got in their cars and pickups and drove over to Hertzle Boulevard in Jerusalem, just off the main highway, with signs that addressed mostly the Jewish Home politicians, who are currently engaged in foreplay with the next Likud government. They wanted to know if the folks they voted into the Knesset in such unprecedented numbers (in the last decade or so) could do something – not in the future, but right now.

Police forces jumped on them, over at the Jerusalem intersection, arresting three. In the confrontation someone punctured a police car’s tires.

Anyway, in the scuffle one of the cops grabbed this guy’s yarmulke. Didn’t look good.

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.

No Responses to “Yarmulke Grab”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran, on March 03, 2015.
US Senate May Vote Thursday on Nuclear Review Bill
Latest News Stories
Ayelet Shaked

If the report is accurate, and Bennett has no additional demands, Netanyahu’s coalition may now be under way.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran, on March 03, 2015.

The Senate hopes to vote on a nuclear review bill by Thursday, as talks resume next week on a deal between Tehran and world powers.

Dragon Boats on the Yarkon 1

A Dragon Boat festival was held in Tel Aviv on the Yarkon River last Friday. Looks like fun.

Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked

With just a day to go, Bennett finally gives serious push-back to Netanyahu’s threats and inadequate proposals.

Six immigrants from English-speaking countries will receive awards from Nefesh B’Nefesh at a ceremony next Tuesday.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is telling its citizens not to travel to Nepal and telling those already there to think twice about extending their stays there due to rising hazards.

The oldest copy of the Ten Commandments in the world is on display at Israel’s national museum.

The Israeli-Arab dentist personally and systematically transferred Hamas’s terror money on a daily basis…

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brought to court Tuesday morning a letter from former “peace process” broker Tony Blair in an effort to stay out of jail for his conviction of pocketing approximately $150,000 from Morris Talansky of New York. The prosecution asked the court to jail Olmert for more up to 18 months. The […]

“We tell America that what is coming is more bitter and harder.”

The Islamic University does not want to blow its cover and lose foreign aid.

The war on terror is being carried out by Israel and not the Palestinian Authority.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old resident of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion Tuesday on suspicion of having vandalized Arab olive trees and throwing rocks at Arabs. The teenager, who learns in Yitzhar in Samaria, is scheduled to appear in court today.

Yehuda Glick finally can return to the holy site, but only once a month.

“It is indisputable that the dominant factor behind Aliyah to Israel from Western Europe is anti-Semitism.”

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/yarmulke-grab/2013/02/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: