Jerusalem Report

Every third child is poor

For poverty to triumph, it is sufficient for good people to do nothing.

A woman searches through a garbage container in central Jerusalem
Photo by: NATI SHOHAT / FLASH 90
A sad, familiar ritual marks the end of each calendar year, when reports documenting the extent and depth of poverty in Israel are released. For over a decade, the story has always been the same: Every third child and every fifth person lives in poverty.

And there is little sign of change.

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