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  12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

Ministry of Finance Must Find Solution to Shoah Fund


Amid protests by Shoah survivors at the beginning of the week who were not being paid assisstance from the Shoah fund, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin assembled a parliamentary discussion Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to find a solution between the Ministry of Finance and the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims. An agreement was supposeduly reached in which the fund will receive NIS 2 million for expenses and overhead and the Ministry of Finance wil be given one week to respond to claims that the fund needs an additional NIS 25 million for medical refunds.