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New political party established to help Arab elderly living in poverty

The number of elderly Arabs is expected to double by 2045.

Picking through trash in Tel Aviv's Carmel Market

About two million Israelis live below the poverty line - report

Bituach Leumi (National Insurance) published a short and overdue report from past data on poverty and inequality in Israel.

By MAARIV ONLINE
22/01/2021
A beggar sits and asks for money amid the coronavirus crisis, Jerusalem, 2020

Thousands of Israelis pushed into poverty amid COVID-19 pandemic - report

Compared to the year before, some 268,000 new households - around 3% of the population - were pushed into poverty.

In Israel’s desert, JNF UK working to restore dignity to underprivileged

The Jerusalem Post learns about special projects for Israel’s poorest populations.

Food insecurity and the state budget: Is the right to have food political?

Out of the total NIS 480 billion budget, not one shekel was apportioned to address food insecurity, meaning food for people in need.

By GIDI KROCH
15/10/2020
A housing project in Katamon Het.

Amidar public housing splits units to meet demand, charges resident twice

The Housing and Construction Ministry and Amidar split units rather than purchasing or building new ones in order to provide more housing and meet the vast demand for public housing.

Likud Minister Hanegbi says complaining of hunger is 'populist bulls**t'

The minister-without-portfolio's page on Wikipedia was changed temporarily to open with the words "Tzachi Hanegbi is a corrupt, opportunistic pig."

PROF. SABINA ALKIRE, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at Oxford Unive

Sabina Alkire and the Boris Mints Institute Prize

Alkire was recognized for her exceptional contribution to the understanding of the dynamics and implications of poverty.

27/05/2020
Army food volunteers pack food baskets

Poverty - How many potatoes does it take to feed Israel’s hungry children?

Yad Ezra v’Shulamit is one of the largest food distribution organizations in Israel. Yet, even with its Herculean efforts they reach only a quarter of those in need.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
30/04/2020
Presenting the annual poverty report.

‘Soup-kitchen nation:’ Relieving poverty in Israel by reducing food waste

Addressing one of the ramifications of poverty by a government-led food rescue program

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
14/01/2020
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