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    • Steve
    • 05.08.07 | 15:53 (IDT)

    When I was nineteen I moved to Israel, not exactly with my families consent. I lived in Israel for over seven years. For two and a half I served as a regular soldier in Golani. I have a lot of criticism of the army. However, I still feel that every citizen should do a form of national service for at least a year and a half. Those doing more, for longer, in more dangerous army roles, should receive more compensation in one way or another. I agree that not everyone will best serve the nation on the front lines as I did, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be obliged to participate in direct service of the nation. Furthermore, my distinction is also within the army. Those in true combat roles should receive greater compensation in one way or another. It doesn't make sense that an officer's personal driver in the center of the country is given the same compensation as a person spending day and night patrolling the border with Lebanon.

    from the article: Half the people are enough
    First published 00:00 05.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.08.07
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