poverty rate in israel

A PASSERBY stops to console a poor woman in Jerusalem in 2015.

Is it true that a third of Israel's children are poor?

"The poverty index does not measure poverty, it harms the real poor."


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.


Are Israelis going hungry?

Two million Israelis have reported loss of income due to the crisis, and about 510,000 citizens have not yet returned to the labor market since the beginning of the corona crisis.

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.

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.

Delegation participants from the Detroit-based Sue & Alan Jay Kaufman Family Teen Mission to Israel

Detroit teens volunteer to fight poverty in Israel

“There are so many people that need help.”

AMONG NONPROFIT organizations in Israel, 23% provide assistance to the haredi sector, compared to 7%

Major gap in nonprofit welfare funding between haredim and Arab Israelis

43,000 nonprofits currently help provide services to people on welfare, although only about 20,000 appear to be active.


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.

Volunteers work the fields in Binyamina

Leket Israel buys land to grow food for the needy

The land is predicted to grow enough produce to feed about 2,700 people daily.

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