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  Iyar 19, 5773 , 29/04/13

Bill Based on 2007 Report to Help Holocaust Survivors

Chairman Haim Katz of the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee said, Monday, that he would submit a bill based on the 2007 Itzkowitz Committee report to improve the living conditions for Holocaust survivors. The report was the first to define who is a survivor and determine a minimum amount for living with dignity. It also called for expansion of the number of people eligible to receive a survivor's pension from the Treasury. Katz said he would ask the Knesset presidium to place the proposal high on the agenda, with an eye toward passing it by the end of the Knesset's summer session.

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