Fischer: 40% of poor are Arabs and ultra-Orthodox

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 5, 2005 11:15




Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said that according to a survey conducted by the Bank of Israel, 40% of Israel's poor are Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews. In a speech to the Israel Business Conference held at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, Fischer added that the bank has developed a series of suggestions for the government for dealing with the poverty problem. The suggestions included both immediate and long-term measures.


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