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Haaretz Editorial

The plan presented by the Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces to the government last Thursday seems as if it were conceived in a parallel universe. This is a plan to increase pension rights for the standing army, by which soldiers ages 40 and under, who retire at 42 will receive a bridging pension until they reach the official retirement age of 67 – and will receive a pension bonus worth 7 percent of their pension. In addition, combat soldiers and those who studied in the military’s academic reserves will receive a “supplement on the supplement” of another 3-4 percent, and in total

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