MKs pledge to tackle poverty among Holocaust survivors

April 29, 2013 21:45

Welfare and Social Services Minister Meir Cohen said on Monday he is committed to tackling the problem of poverty among Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Speaking during a meeting of the Knesset’s Welfare, Labor and Health Committee headed by Likud Beytenu MK Haim Katz, Cohen said that “it is inconceivable that there are poor Holocaust survivors today” and stressed that he would be willing to lead any initiative to tackle the problems of survivors.

“It is time for action, not just talk,” Katz stated on Monday, adding that he will initiate a bill aimed at facilitating the lives of survivors “as long as they live among us.”

“The problem is slowly disappearing and in another 15 years, there will be no one to help,” he added.

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