Barak favors allowing IDF widows to keep pension following remarriage

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November 18, 2009 19:53

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak responded to repeated pleas by the head of the IDF widows organization by instructing his faction on Wednesday to support a proposal that IDF widows continue to receive a pension even after they remarry. Until now, IDF widows, once remarried, would stop receiving financial assistance from the Defense Ministry. As a result, many widows in long-term relationships refrained from getting married a second time. With Barak's official backing of the proposal, the Knesset plenum is expected to approve the pension extension in the next few days.

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