The canned beef and halvah that were staples of Israeli army field rations for nearly half a century may soon be a thing of the past. The Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported that army officials are considering switching to U.S.- manufactured rations. Not everyone is pleased with the prospect, however. The paper quoted some Israeli army test tasters as describing the newly planned rations as lacking salt, not being spicy enough and having skimpy portions of beef.
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