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 of the Perry Committee - whose task is to equalize the burden of military service - IDF officials presented the army’s position on shortening IDF service by four months starting July 2015, slightly more than two years from now. Though the committee felt that...
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