Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich on Friday said Bayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett crossed a dangerous line with his statements on refusing orders, saying that such words from people in his position amounted to "a call to civil disobedience, no less."
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Israel and the IDF are strong enough to absorb refusals from the extreme fringes of the Right and Left, she said. However, she said, coming from someone who may hold a cabinet ministry in the next government, Bennett's words hold more sway.
"When refusal penetrates into the mainstream of society and its leadership, it endangers us as a society, a people and a nation."
"Refusing orders is dangerous because it undermines the democratic foundations of the country," she said. "It's anti-state and it questions the decisions of a government that is democratically elected by the nation."