Army reservist benefits for the self-employed passes early vote

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February 24, 2016 19:04

 
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Legislation increasing benefits for army reservists who are self-employed passed a preliminary Knesset vote Wednesday.

According to the bill, self-employed reservists will receive 25 percent more than the current salary for a day of reserve duty.

MK Yoav Kisch (Likud), who proposed the bill, explained that "small business owners who leave their business to do reserve duty pay a higher price and sometimes incur long-term damage to their businesses."

That potential harm, Kisch said, is a damaging distraction from their service to the country.

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