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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Dov Khenin, Madrikh Mekutzar La-Mishtamesh [A Short User's Manual], in THE REFUSNIKS TRIALS, supra note 3, at 162.
46) For his father was in no way a religious Jew; rather he found the pettiness of Soviet society so overwhelming that his solace in the world of the refusniks, the Jews who applied for permission to leave the Soviet Union, provided him with some sense of identity.
On the Israeli side, the continuation of the conflict led to a drift in the Israeli military due to the refusniks, or the military who refuse to serve in the Israeli army, and are determined not to participate in the oppression of Palestinians or to commit war crimes.
Fewer than 60 per cent of those registered to vote are likely to do so tomorrow, although it is difficult to see what the refusniks hope to gain from their inaction other than to further destabilise an already shaky electoral system
Short art films by local artists will be played at The B Movie Special event, and there will be acoustic music by band The Refusniks and artist Jasmin Minogue, followed by DJ sets.
I bet the bumptious old military fart who criticised the refusniks isn't talking from a bunker in Baghdad.
I NOTICE recently readers have been commenting on how every time a major development is announced a lunatic fringe of refusniks springs up to shout down the good news.
Research by the Welsh Consumer Council highlights the high level of refusniks who see no benefit from using the internet.
Many Philadelphians, after briefing by the Council, traveled to the Soviet Union for face-to-face visits with refusniks, those Jews who were denied the right to emigrate.
Gaby is the son of Refusniks, Russian Jews who had to escape Soviet Russia when Gaby's mother was pregnant with him.
While the refusniks are still at the company, those who took the money and ran are scooping up job offers all over town.