Compared to the year before, some 268,000 new households - around 3% of the population - were pushed into poverty.
Are our government representatives, people who were democratically elected to serve the public, really blind to the situation?
Alkire was recognized for her exceptional contribution to the understanding of the dynamics and implications of poverty.
NGOs combating poverty express concern with increasing poverty for elderly, although rate of overall poverty remained the same in 2018 over 2017 figures.
There are some 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Tragically, around 50,000 of them live around or below the poverty line.
The report showed an increase in poverty among the elderly, despite a recent minimum wage increase.
“There are so many people that need help.”
This program is one of the hundreds offered by IFCJ that aims to fill the financial gaps in society.
"A State of the Nation 2017," produced by the Taub Center, offers a snapshot of the socioeconomic condition of Israel in 2017.
Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) for the bleak report.