Mandatory IDF Service to Be Shortened; Combat Units to Be Paid for Part of Their Service

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon approves plan that will see military service cut by four months beginning July 2015; soldiers in combat and special units to receive higher compensation for three-year-service.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon approved on Monday IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s plan to shorten the term of compulsory army service. In a morning meeting...