‘The State has Money – but Child Payments Aren’t a Priority’

Bituach Leumi chairman says money not the reason child payments were cut.Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2014, 12:12 AM

Labor Head: Netanyahu Planning ‘Welfare Hell’

Labor head attacks Netanyahu over his ‘no new taxes’ plan, warns life in Israel will be ‘financial chaos, social hell.’Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 10:36 AM

Obama Won, America Lost: Election Reflections

Obama's second term, can no longer be about hope, the hope is largely gone. Obama will confront a daunting agenda. Ron Jager, 11/9/2012, 11:04 AM

Minister Cachlon Takes 'Time Out' from Politics

Popular minister for welfare and social services says he will not contend for next Knesset list.Gil Ronen, 10/14/2012, 8:38 PM

Helping the Poor, or Hurting?

The institute charged with helping the poor has become their nightmare due to "draconian" policy, lawyer says.Maayana Miskin, 7/18/2012, 9:09 AM

Emergency Conference on Israel Food Security

NGOs hold an emergency conference over lack of food security. Leaders call for full government responsibility.Maayana Miskin, 5/18/2012, 2:09 PM

A Story of ‘Brutally Kind’ Police

Police throw expelled children into the dead of a freezing night – and arrest a father for “neglect” because his children visit an outpost. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/18/2012, 11:19 AM

More than 20% of Families Receive Welfare Aid

Over 430,000 Israeli families - one in five families - turned to the Welfare Ministry for help in 2009. Maayana Miskin, 1/5/2011, 6:04 PM

Wisconsin Plan Shut Down

The controversial Wisconsin Plan has been shut down. Participants will return to government employment services.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2010, 9:57 PM

Finance Ministry: Defer Child Care Tax Credit by 2 Years

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to ask the Cabinet Sunday to defer tax credits for day care costs by at least two years. Hana Levi Julian, 6/14/2009, 9:13 AM