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  12/17/2012, Tevet 4, 5773

75% of Israelis More Concerned with Economy than Iran


Three-quarters of Israelis see social and economic collapse in the Israel as more of a threat than Iran's disputed nuclear program, according to  a report published Sunday. 

In its Alternative Poverty Report for 2012, food charity Latet -- Hebrew for "to give" -- said poverty and social inequality were the main concerns of most Israelis, followed by education, with national security only in third place.

The report said half of the children at homes receiving welfare were obliged to work to help boost income, up from 19 percent last year, and 10 percent resorted to begging on the streets, compared with three percent a year earlier.