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IDF to Dismiss 4,500 Career Personnel by 2015

idfAs the IDF continues to grapple with new budgetary realities, it plans to dismiss 4,500 career officers and NCOs by the beginning of 2015, Yediot Achronot reports.

While the IDF hoped to dismiss personnel gradually, over a three-year period, Yediot reports the harsh budgetary realities compel the firings in the course of one year. The Defense Ministry is expected to manage a 3 billion NIS cut.

“Every time there is a budget discussion, IDF career personnel are vilified as if they are stealing from the public purse, and they start to focus on a few senior officers who earn a lot. This is unacceptable. I will fight this,” Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon told members of the Knesset Labor, Welfare & Health Committee.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

2 Responses

  1. Wow, those reshoyim have too many folks in their army, yet their hatred of Torah Jewry compels them to try to yank yeshivaleit out of the Beis Medrash into their ranks where they aren’t needed.

  2. They have to make room for the unwilling conscripts they hope to draft. It’s not like the army’s primary function is defending the country (for that they want highly motivated professional soldiers, such as the ones they are firing). The army sees its primary goal as creating a melting pot to turn all Israelis into a single model of a secular zionist.

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