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Rabbis Remain Silent as ‘Price Tag’ Vandalism Worsens

Rabbis and the Yesha Council are blowing a chance to prove that they are true nationalists and not country bumpkins.
Price tag vandals wrote "Arabs=thieves" in a small Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Price tag vandals wrote "Arabs=thieves" in a small Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem.
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It is not so easy. One rabbi told The Jewish Press last week that a small group of hotheads in one particular outpost won’t listen to any normal national religious leader. “They are in a cult and they won’t listen to me,” he said.

However, not all of the blame and responsibility has to fall on the rabbis. The vandals usually live adjacent to larger communities, and there is no reason that they cannot place economic sanctions on them and take other measures to help put the vandals behind bars or convince them they are criminals in violation of Jewish and secular law.

Pressure also could come from Yesha, the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria, but they have no time for such positive action because they are too busy making fools out of themselves by making fun of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and detaching themselves from the rest of Israel.

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About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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7 Responses to “Rabbis Remain Silent as ‘Price Tag’ Vandalism Worsens”

  1. Thank you Tzvi for exposing this ugly practice by a few extremists. Hopefully more rabbis and settlement leaders will speak out against these troublemakers.

  2. Steven Plaut says:

    Annoying as the Price Tag vandals may be, we are still talking about juvenile mischief, not terrorism. Israel has actual terrorism on its plate to deal with.

  3. Yaniv Baron says:

    What the hell is this bull****? We should be praising them. Anyone who condemns them should be denied the right to a minyan. The author and anyone who is against price tag are a bunch of dirty cowards. Shame on you

  4. Glenn Becker says:

    The Price Tag attacks are crimes. A government not run by cowards would investigate them, prosecute the criminals and setence them to jail or prison. Shin Bet is perfectly capable to making the case against them. Unfortunately, Netanyahu cares nothing for the law, but only for staying in power. By his gutless inaction, he implicitly encourages the P.T. attacks, which are an affront to Judaism. No country that permits such organized crime should call itself a Jewish state.

  5. AC Stubbs says:

    arrest them like the common thugs they are

  6. AC Stubbs says:

    these are criminals, petty criminals, but criminals.

  7. AC Stubbs says:

    Shame on you for endorsing criminals

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