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  2/5/2014, Adar 5, 5774

MK Calls to Support Elderly Who Escaped Arab States


Member of Knesset Dr. Shimon Ohayon, the chairman of the Lobby for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries responded to a recent State Comptroller's report. "We need to strengthen the senior citizens. This is a small office on a shoestring budget and yet we are engaging this important issue," said MK Ohayon, calling for help for elderly Israelis who lost their homes and fled surrounding Middle eastern countries for Israel in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The Knesset approved on Monday evening the first reading of a law authored by MK Ohayon to mark the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries.