poverty in israel

More Israelis are poor as gap widens between haves, have-nots

Charitable organizations play a vital role in a country where the cost of living and the gap between rich and poor are large and growing, but experts say a real solution requires government action

By KEREN SETTON/THE MEDIA LINE
19/01/2023
4 IN JERUSALEM | MAY 15, 2020RELIGIONHOME ECONOMICSSUPER HAMOSHAVA on Emek Refaim Street: Hopefully

Over half a million Israelis live in food insecurity, but GDP is up

A new survey from Israel's National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) found that food insecurity has decreased, but remains a problem.

Mother attempts to sell kidney as last-ditch effort in poverty

Katy Sorsher Smith, a single mother of two who found herself in a dire financial situation, told radio hosts about her since-deleted LinkedIn post offering her kidney for sale.

By MAARIV ONLINE
05/01/2023

Colel Chabad: Israel's oldest charity is making bigger impact than ever

The needs of those in Israel changed drastically, especially with the foundation of the state. As a result, Colel Chabad adapted to become what it is today.

41% of Israeli parents cannot help their children finance academic degree - survey

34% of the parents who have difficulties financing their children’s education are degree-holders themselves, while 49% had a high school education.

We must stop Israeli schoolchildren from going hungry - opinion

Nevet provides 1.3 million breakfasts each year in the form of a sandwich. It is done discreetly and with the minimum of fuss so as not to cause embarrassment.

Almost half of Jerusalem is in poverty: How do they survive?

Charity, food baskets and tough realities are the daily struggles faced by families in Jerusalem. The second installment of the Poverty in Jerusalem series.

26/08/2022

Economic inequality is the great plague of the 21st century

Zvi Stepak: “Inequality must be reduced. Israeli society is divided enough between right and left, between the haredim and the secular. We don’t need to add to this.”

By SHLOMO MAITAL
24/08/2022

Nonprofit sending empty food baskets to politicians to highlight poverty

Nonprofit Pitchon-Lev said that people living in poverty are practically invisible to politicians and that aid and support for these people are not discussed by lawmakers or political parties.

Jerusalem: A city bound by poverty

What are the reasons for the capital's situation, and is there a viable way to improve it soon? The first in a series on Jerusalem’s socioeconomic status.

30/07/2022
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