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While Israel's technological and scientific breakthroughs are impressive, it is still has the highest rate of poverty of any OECD country, according to a National Insurance Institute report.
“There are so many people that need help.”
43,000 nonprofits currently help provide services to people on welfare, although only about 20,000 appear to be active.
In addition, the government decision called to establish a savings account for needy children – though this measure is not expected to take effect until 2017.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
In less than a decade, payments from the old-age benefits fund will exceed income, and by 2042 or earlier, the whole fund will be gone.
By SHLOMO MAITAL
The party is calling for separation of the administrative bureaucracy and medical committees in an effort to reduce the long wait times at the NII.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
The campaign, "From three one is hungry" aims to raise awareness of the poverty statistics and encourage youth to take responsibility to help combat the phenomenon.
One in three children are poor, report says
By EITAN AROM,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Un recul est amorcé mais les chiffres restent inquiétants.La classe politique utilise le rapport à des fins électorales.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi,LAHAV HARKOV
Opposition leader says the Taub Center report is a "red card" for Netanyahu who has caused the entire state to be in overdraft.
By NIV ELIS,Lidar Gravé-Lazi
The share of young people who do not own a home increased from 43% in 2003 to 54% in 2012.
Yesh Atid MKs, who were ministers until two weeks ago, say Netanyahu blocked reforms that could have curbed poverty.
By LAHAV HARKOV
"Poverty in Israel is perceived as a problem of the poor and not as a significant threat to society,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the IFCJ, “these figures are a warning sign."
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