Better the refusenik than the robot
‘What will become of this country if everyone refuses orders?’ ask the hysteria-mongers. Unfortunately, soldiers of conscience will always be a small minority among the silent, brainwashed, obedient majority.
Naftali Bennett’s declaration that as a soldier he would ask to be excused if ordered to remove a settler from his home, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s condemnation that followed, were nothing more than pre-election rhetoric; neither one of them would dream of ever “evacuating a Jew.” But the shocked reactions and general antipathy to Bennett’s remarks revealed an important truth: There’s no...
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