As the IDF's budget grows, its conscripts get left behind
While outlays for career army personnel's wages and pensions skyrocket, many conscripts will continue to rely on the largesse of others.
When Michal’s son was participating in the naval officers’ course, the family’s expenditures spiked dramatically. “During one training session,” said Michal (her name and those of all other parents and children identified only by their given names below are pseudonyms), “he spent a lot of time in the water and emerged with enormous amounts of salt on his clothes. He simply had to...
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