Barak favors allowing IDF widows to keep pension following remarriage

Barak Favors Allowing I.

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.