refusenik


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refusenik

, refusnik
1. (formerly) a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate
2. a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
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If the refusenik is lucky, the built-up traffic or just the ongoing hassle of the exchange will pressure the agent to wave the driver on through.
One such refusenik is 19-year-old Omer Goldman; daughter of Natalin Granot, deputy head of the Mossad.
Meanwhile, moderate Muslims challenge militant Muslims, putative Muslim refuseniks denounce Muslim extremists, and would-be reformists repudiate apologists who refuse to embrace the need for change.
NEWCASTLE refusenik Charles N'Zogbia looks set to sign for Wigan today.
However if Pristina seeks to deal with its refusenik Serbs with a heavy hand - if they treat what is happening as a rebellion - then they will be playing into the hands of the local Serbian leadership who have engineered the "Assembly.
Peretz Kidron, a refusenik himself, chronicles stories, experiences, and points of view of Israeli soldiers who have refused to serve in the Palestinian territories, even at the risk of imprisonment, rather than participate in what they view as an unjust occupation in defense of illegal Jewish settlements.
Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet refusenik who earlier this year quit his Israeli government post as minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora affairs, fears that his adopted country is losing its Jewish character.
Goodman worked out of New York where he and Myrna Shinbaum would gather up-to-date data about each refusenik in its files and disseminate the details.
The Israeli refusenik movement has called upon the international community to send faxes (972-3-569-2933) to Brig.
If I were an Israeli, I would probably not have the courage to be a refusenik, like the Israeli director who helped organize a meeting between the Arabic-Hebrew Theatre and our delegation--who faced possible jail time for signing a document that says "We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people.
Recently, the case of Yigal Bonner, a refusenik who is a professor of Sanskrit, drew international attention because of the harsher-than-normal treatment meted out to him.
One of the guests, Katz, was himself a former refusenik.