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  4/27/2014, Nissan 27, 5774

Approved: One-Billion Shekel Aid Package for Holocaust Survivors

The government approved Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid)'s financial plan to assist Holocaust survivors in Israel on Sunday, to the tune of some one billion shekel ($287,894,000) per year, according to Walla! News.

The aid package, which is designed to support the 200,000 Holocaust survivors estimated to be living in Israel in 2014, will be in addition to the 835 million shekel ($240,391,490) the Finance Ministry has allocated for Holocaust survivors as part of a five-year support plan.