poverty line israel

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.


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.


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."

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
Poverty Israel

‘More than one-quarter of Israelis poor or nearly poor’ - Report

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.


State of Child report finds 1 in 3 children under poverty line in Israel

Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) for the bleak report.

Jerusalem homeless

Report: 22% of Israelis lived in poverty in 2016

The figure is the highest rate in the developed world.


NII renews larger child payments

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.

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