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  5/27/2014, Iyar 27, 5774

Expansion of Holocaust Aid Stuck in Committee Squabble


Chairwoman Yif'at Kariv of the Knesset Lobby for Holocaust Survivors has discovered that the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee is fighting the Immigrant Absorption Committee to be the committee that makes the amendments in a government bill to expand benefits for Holocaust survivors, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Israel Defense Forces Radio. The Knesset passed the first reading of the measure last week.

Under the legislation, the rights of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Israel after October 1953 will be equal to the rights of the other survivors. As a government bill, there should be no problem in the legislative process, but until it is decided which committee discusses it, the proposal cannot move forward.