Taking stock

For the Israeli Army, the Taxpayer's Money Is Up for Grabs

The real battle in Israel today isn't between left and right, free market or big government: It's between interest groups and the man on the street. And the most powerful interest group is the army.

Guy Rolnik
Guy Rolnik
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Israel Defense Forces troops: 60% of career soldiers retire with pensions worth $1-2 million, five times the norm.Credit: Reuters