Making sense of ‘Price Tag’ violence: changing contexts, shifting strategies, and expanding targets

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Writings on the fringe Jewish settler grassroots network known as the Hilltop Youth have proliferated in recent years, following the increase in violent activism associated with the network. But knowledge on this violent activism, called Price Tag, has remained conflicting and problematic. Central questions persist: What is the meaning of Price Tag violence? What explains the increase in the rate and salience of Price Tag violence? What are the social-political implications of Price Tag violence? This article argues that Price Tag violence represents a new strategy of contention taking shape in the context of a fundamental reconfiguration of relations within Israel’s institutional and non-institutional radical Right, and that it represents a highly consequential social and political phenomenon with destabilizing and destructive effects nationally and regionally.


External organisations
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)


  • Contentious politics, Jewish settlers, political violence, Price Tag, social movements
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
JournalSocial Movement Studies
Issue number4
Early online date2018 Mar 29
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 4
Publication categoryResearch