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        1/17/2012, Tevet 22, 5772

      MK Schneller Condemns IDF Refusal Petition

      MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) denounced Tuesday the yeshiva students who signed a petition declaring they will not enlist to the IDF if it continues attempts to force religious soldiers to disobey halakhah, an example of which is an order to attend performances with female singers. By signing the petition, they signed "an ideological distancing order from religious Zionism," he said, although the students wrote that they consider serving their country a right as well as a duty.