Alkire was recognized for her exceptional contribution to the understanding of the dynamics and implications of poverty.
“There are so many people that need help.”
43,000 nonprofits currently help provide services to people on welfare, although only about 20,000 appear to be active.
Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) for the bleak report.
The figure is the highest rate in the developed world.
The land is predicted to grow enough produce to feed about 2,700 people daily.
Taub Center cites government’s failure to reduce poverty through taxes and welfare system.
When compared to other OECD countries, Israel still has the highest poverty rates of all developed countries.
1,412,000 adults and 1,024,000 children live under the poverty line, with 1 in 3 poor children skipping meals.
Researchers said there was “serious doubt” if the steps taken so far, and those planned, will bring poverty rates down to the OECD average.