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While GDP per capita in Israel increased annually by 2.3% between 2002 and 2008, according to OECD data, it grew by an average of only 1.7% between 2012 and 2018.
In recent years, Jerusalem has been enjoying a steady increase in both tourism and business, but the fruits of that success have not had a notable impact on the poorest population groups.
“We help all Israelis regardless of their background,” said Francois, who comes to Israel at least once a month – and sometimes as often as four times in a month.
While the report showed a rise in the minimum wage and child-care allowances, it also indicated that many Israeli families of three or more children live below the poverty line.
By DAVID LEE/THE MEDIA LINE
“Poverty is the result of government policies that drastically reduced social expenditures and neglected those who are weakened", Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of IFCJ.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
All societies experience some degree of want. What sets one apart from the other is how that society provides for its most vulnerable citizens.
By ARYEH LURIE
Pitchon Lev was established in 1998 with the main goal of removing people from poverty.
This program is one of the hundreds offered by IFCJ that aims to fill the financial gaps in society.
By RACHEL COHEN
Nearly a third of Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty.
Jerusalem is the poorest city in the country, according to a recent report by the Central Bureau of Statistics, with nearly half of the city’s residents living under the poverty line.
By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
Our Democracy Index shows that while Israel’s citizens love their country and are optimistic about its future, they feel a lack of confidence about their personal futures.
By EYTAN SHESHINSKI,RACHEL ZAKEN
"Nothing is more precious than our children."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) for the bleak report.
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