The Education of the Settlers’ Army

The Israel Defense Forces need another NIS 4 billion. For what? To be instructed by Elad, which promotes Jewish settlement in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

The Israel Defense Forces need another NIS 4 billion or so, according to the defense minister and the chief of staff. The army’s cash shortfall is necessitating painful cuts in training, procurement and other vital activities. But it turns out that the defense budget includes some protected corners − money that can’t be touched.