IDF Chief Gantz: No training for reserve soldiers in coming year
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz commented Monday for the first time on the growing financial crisis faced by the Israeli defense establishment, and anncouced that in light of the budgetary woes, the IDF will halt all planned training for its reserve soldiers.


"As of now our plans for the reservists in the next year will not take place. Reservists will stop training for the next year to give precedence to the training of (regular) soldiers," Gantz said at a ceremony honoring reserve soldiers held in the Glilot base. (Yoav Zitun)