First: The IDF has been complicit in differenciating its inductees, and no realistic person expects it to change its policies very soon. In order to do away with various categories, privileges and access rights to elite units, and to truly live up to being "people's army" it would have to implement unequivocal equality to all socially and politically "challenged" sectors- women, Arab citizens, non-Jewish citizens, religious, mature new immigrant, etc. Second: The danger in army's commanders playing up to he specific sector described here, i.e. the "hesder" graduates is quite obvious and is far too politically motivated to be a good thing for the army. If the "privileged" are further indulged, they will exploit it - no question about it. Their solidarity with other soldiers they encounter during regular service or - banish the thought - war, will not have developed; their zealotry and contempt for the non-jewish civilian will lead to atrocities and wreck the army's moral code. Their political leverage will spill over to civilian life -as it is now. Thanks for this warning, but what chance of change?
Aden hotel used by Yemen goverment hit by grenade (Reuters)
from the article: The privileged