Lone soldier sentenced to military jail for eating non-kosher sandwich
After journalists called for comment, however, the IDF soldier’s sentence was reduced.
I mean what was grandma thinking?
By Haaretz | Jun. 1, 2015 |
An American-born lone soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces was sentenced to military jail for eating a non-kosher sandwich during training, according to an Israel Radio report.
After an Israel Radio reporter asked the IDF Spokespeson’s Unit to comment, however, it was decided that the soldier would not be sent to jail, but rather would not receive his upcoming weekend leave.
The soldier lives on a kibbutz with his grandmother, who made him the sandwiches, which he proceeded to offer to his fellow soldiers.
A representative for the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit told Israel Radio that the soldier was given such a harsh sentence because his actions were unbecoming for a soldier currently in commander’s training school.
It is against army regulations to bring non-kosher food onto IDF bases, which are all kosher.