poverty line israel

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.

Poverty in Israel
Annual report paints grim picture of poverty in Israel

According to Central Bureau of Statistics data, in 2014 there were 776,500 children living below the poverty line.

Yair Lapid
Yesh Atid social welfare platform calls for major reform of National Insurance Institute

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.

WIZO students stand under billboard in Afula for Day without Hunger
WIZO students launch campaign for ‘Day without Hunger’

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.

1,6 million d’Israéliens sous le seuil de pauvreté
1.6 million d'Israéliens sous le seuil de pauvreté

Un recul est amorcé mais les chiffres restent inquiétants.La classe politique utilise le rapport à des fins électorales.

Netanyahu and Herzog
Herzog slams Netanyahu after economic report decries hardships of Israeli households

Opposition leader says the Taub Center report is a "red card" for Netanyahu who has caused the entire state to be in overdraft.

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