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Poverty statistics inflated, says MK

Jewish Home's Smotrich says while gaps are worrisome, today's poor are much less poor than those of 20 years ago.Hezki Baruch, 12/9/2015, 4:59 PM

MKs livid over poverty report

Left skewers Netanyahu, calls for commission of inquiry over abysmal poverty statistics; solutions focus on incentives for working poor.Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2015, 2:59 PM

One in three Israeli children live in poverty

Annual poverty report reveals one in five Israelis total are under rising poverty line, Zionist Camp slams Netanyahu for 'burying' citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2015, 12:42 PM

Generosity at Meir Panim Tiberias free restaurant

Fighting poverty with dignity and respect.Avi Shimshi, 11/5/2015, 11:59 AM

Kulanu MK: Poverty behind 'Arab revolt'

Head of Knesset Welfare Committee says he's sure if poverty rate in Arab sector were lower 'fewer Arabs would support wave of terrorism.'Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2015, 1:58 PM

Watch: Chef Shines Spotlight on Israel's Poor

In a video designed to bring home the difficulties poor Israelis face, celebrity chef Haim Cohen tried to “prepare a meal out of nothing.”Moshe Cohen, 9/3/2015, 12:23 PM

1 in 10 Israelis Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

Poll shows Israelis generally happy with life, but poverty still effects a significant portion, particularly among Arabs and haredim.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 4:10 PM

Most Holocaust Survivors Worldwide in Poverty

Special advisor on Holocaust issues in Washington warns: about 50% of survivors worldwide live in poverty, need urgent help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2015, 6:00 PM

Holocaust Survivors Still Living in Dire Straits

A new survey published ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day shows that a quarter of survivors in Israel live below the poverty line.Cynthia Blank, 4/13/2015, 4:41 PM

'Apathy and Indifference Our Greatest Dangers'

Upon receiving the Democracy Index, President Rivlin called on elected officials to rebuild trust with public, while urging public to vote.Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 2:56 PM

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption

1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 11:03 AM

MK Moses: One in Four Children Go to Bed Hungry

UTJ MK Menachem Eliezer Moses attacks current government at special Knesset session devoted to discussing recent poverty reports.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 12/29/2014, 5:07 PM

National Council: 55% Rise in Child Poverty

National Council for the Child finds one in three Israeli children live below poverty line, percentage quadrupled in last few decades.Cynthia Blank, 12/25/2014, 1:17 PM

Israel Prize Winner Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

Eli Elaluf, a social activist who served on the Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty, announced Thursday he is joining Kulanu.Cynthia Blank, 12/25/2014, 12:31 PM

'Left and Right Equally Guilty for Poverty'

'Peres's talk of poverty infuriating,' former MK and Israeli Black Panthers leader tells Arutz Sheva, says Left and Right equally to blame.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 12/23/2014, 10:08 PM

Danon: Israel Paying the Price for Lapid

Following the publication of Latet's Alternative Poverty Report, Yesh Atid, Likud and Shimon Peres quickly strike up blame game.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/22/2014, 8:28 PM

Yesh Atid: Child Poverty is a Badge of Shame on PM

Yesh Atid blames Netanyahu after Latet releases report showing 1 in 3 children in Israel live below the poverty line.Cynthia Blank, 12/22/2014, 4:19 PM

Likud and Peres in Showdown Over Social Justice

Peres charges PM 'all talk,' at which Likud lists achievements and asks 'what has left done?'; 'Peres's b-day could have fed thousands.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/22/2014, 2:00 PM

Yehimovich Blames Netanyahu for Israeli Poverty

After publication of report that over 700,000 children live below poverty line in Israel, ex-Labor head blames PM's economic policies.Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2014, 10:02 AM

Bill: Cancel Debts in Honor of Shmitta

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni's proposal to cancel debts for families owing less than 400,000 shekel passes Committee vote.Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 2:24 PM

Rivlin Launches 'Shmittah Project' to Help Poor

Project to help 5,000 families in need, evaluate how Israel handles poverty. Rivlin: 'All Israel responsible for one another.'Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2014, 4:47 PM

War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says Minister

The government will allocate NIS 1.7 billion ($550 million) to the war on poverty in the 2015 budget.Moshe Cohen, 10/6/2014, 8:00 PM

Emergency Aid Sent to Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

As Rosh Hashana approaches, some 5,000 Jews remain homeless, despite ceasefire between government and pro-Russian forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2014, 5:15 PM

A Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

How you can help give the more than 1.5 million Israelis in poverty a truly happy New Year.Harel Robinson, 9/22/2014, 2:05 PM

Report: To Cut Poverty, Govt. Must Spend Money

Israel needs to invest money in order to lower the poverty rate, a Knesset-appointed panel said in a report released MondayYosef Berger, 6/24/2014, 3:45 AM

Poor Not Taking Advantage of Free Dental Care

The law authorizing free dental care is not having the desired effect, a study shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/26/2014, 11:01 PM

Israel Starts Free Legal Representation for Poor

The Israel Lawyers Forum has authorized rules to appoint attorneys for those who cannot afford to pay for them.Yosef Berger, 5/11/2014, 9:45 PM

50% of Holocaust Survivors Live Below Poverty Line

Shocking statistics show many survivors living off of less than 3,000 shekels per month - but that may change soon, MK says.Orly Harari, 4/23/2014, 2:05 PM

Group: 12% of Israelis Got Holiday Food Help

The Chasdei Naomi assistance organization said that 12% of Israelis had received some form of food assistance for Passover.Yaakov Levi , 4/17/2014, 8:07 AM

Mesika: Leftist Hypocrites Blame Right for Poverty

Leftist politicians are being very cynical and dishonest by blaming poverty in Israel on 'the settlers,' said Gershon Mesika.Moshe Cohen, 4/7/2014, 10:56 PM

International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Stable

Israel's GDP continues to grow, according to new report - but unemployment in specific populations continue to threaten that growth.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2014, 8:33 PM

Anger as Mayor Blocks Housing for Hareidi Jews

Mayor of Lod holds up housing project, says he doesn’t want ‘socio-economically weak’ hareidi Jews making his city poorer.Maayana Miskin, 1/7/2014, 5:57 PM

MK: Worried About Poverty? Restore Child Payments

MK Chetboun reacts to poverty report with call to restore slashed benefits. ‘Child payments mean bread, milk.’Maayana Miskin, 12/17/2013, 10:18 PM

Shas Attacks Government over ‘Poverty Storm’

Shas party head Aryeh Deri warns of ‘poverty storm’ as data shows 1.7 million under poverty line, including 23% of elderly.Maayana Miskin, 12/17/2013, 4:13 PM

Israeli Poverty Still High Despite Strong Economy

High unemployment among Arab women, hareidi men contributes towards Israel ranking bottom out of 35 OECD states.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2013, 4:55 PM

Meir Panim Serves Hot Food Seasoned with Kindness

Restaurant-style soup kitchen in northern Israel provides those in need with nutrition - and dignity.Meir Panim, 11/21/2013, 2:25 PM

Israel's Vulnerable at Risk from Cuts

Yad Ezra V'Shulamit is helping Israel's poor to cope with budget cuts that have worsened their plight.Arutz Sheva, 10/29/2013, 7:12 PM

Making Rosh HaShana Possible for Needy Israelis

Pre-paid food cards aim to grant families in need "the dignity to make their celebrations special and joyful.”Daniela Feldman, 8/27/2013, 1:41 PM

Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut

‘We’re moving from benefits culture to work culture,’ Finance Minister boasts as child benefits are slashed.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 1:47 PM

Carmiel: 600 Homeless, 'There Have Been Suicides'

Six hundred families are waiting for public housing in Carmiel, but none is available. ‘This is a powder keg.’Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 11:17 AM

Met Council Head: 50% of New York Jews in Poverty

William Rapfogel explains why the council believes in “piling on the services," talks about helping "the Jews we've been in denial about."Eliran Aharon, New York, 6/18/2013, 12:09 PM

Poverty Increases Among New York's Jews

Poverty has risen dramatically in the New York Jewish community since 2002, according to a new UJA-Federation of New York report.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/7/2013, 9:33 PM

NII: Govt. Edicts Will Make More People Poor

The three main “edicts” that the government is imposing this year will significantly increase the number of poor, it was announced.David Lev, 5/28/2013, 9:45 PM

MK: Create an Alternative to Tel Aviv

MK Wortzman tackles housing crisis, child poverty in his first speech in Knesset. Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2013, 12:40 PM

Fiery Debate: Why Aren't Israeli Arabs Loyal?

Jerusalem Conference debate: are Israeli Arabs alienated because they are poor, or poor because they are alienated? Maayana Miskin, 1/9/2013, 10:14 AM

Customs, Import Tax Canceled

Israel's economy is about to receive another boost, with the cancelation of the customs tax on the import of hundreds of products.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 3:38 PM

2010 Report: Poverty Drops, But Not Enough

The poverty rates have dropped to levels not seen since 2003 – but a third of Israel's youth are still hungry, latest figures show.Chana Ya'ar, 11/17/2011, 2:45 PM

Hashikma Workers Divvy Up CEO's Bonus

Discount supermarket chain boss Rami Levi has decided to forego his quarterly bonus and give it to his lowest paid workers.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 9/20/2011, 10:08 PM

Social Protests Target Bibi

PM Netanyahu is targeted by protesters who call for more government help for poor children, retired soldiers.Maayana Miskin, 4/4/2011, 12:13 AM

‘Statistical Poverty’ Grows

The number of Israel in "poverty” has grown again, but the statistical calculations in effect make the "circle of poverty” eternal. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/9/2010, 4:19 PM

Report: Poor are Getting Richer

Market researchers say poverty in Israel is decreasing, and have stats to prove it. They also have some advice for policy-makers.Hillel Fendel, 10/14/2010, 7:22 PM

MK: 'Cruel' Workplace to Blame

MK Shelly Yechimovich says a “cruel” work culture is largely to blame for poverty in Israel.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2009, 12:04 AM

Poverty Levels Stable for 2008

The level of poverty in Israel remained stable in 2009, says annual NII report. Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2009, 8:22 PM

No, Mr. President, economic strain is not the reason

Studies have shown exactly the opposite is true. Benyamin Korn, 12/9/2015, 4:34 PM