The soldiers undoubtedly deserve more money but it all comes to money. The IDF has just had its budget slashed to a degree where they can't buy new equipment they need and now they are going to be executed to spend many more millions to give soldiers a decent wage. Only way they are going to be able to afford to pay soldiers what they deserve is if the government increases the military budget and to do that the government either has to cancel planned civilian projects or raise taxes. The left seem to think there is a bottomless pit of money so we can give every single sector more money if they need it. Government gets its money through tax can't borrow big to spend big or we will end up like Greece only in Israels case Germany won't come an give us bailouts because we are not part of the Eurozone.
from the article: Israel's soldiers deserve salaries, not pocket change