IDF Mulling Legislation to Protect Pensions of Demoted Career Soldiers

The change to the rules is expected to make the use of demotion for punishment less rare.

The Military Advocate General is preparing legislation to increase the pensions of officers and non-commissioned officers from the Israel Defense Forces who were convicted of crimes and demoted in rank. The changes would apply to career soldiers who are entitled to a budgetary pension paid by the state.