Behind the Lines: Israeli Libertarian

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Slavery and Five Year Plans, oh my!

The Engineering Corps will perform a project for Israel Railway whereby four bridges will be built to create level separations in places of road/railway crossings. This will cost ten million shekels.

This appeared in ‘Israeli’ newspaper from 7.9.2006. In the same article, the following was to be found:

Israel Railway is now examining the meaning of the one-billion budget cuts under the Five Year Development Plan.

I would like to ask the following questions:

1. How does the utilization of the labor of unwilling persons (draftees) for such purposes differ from slavery?
2. What is Israel doing having Five Year Plans?