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.’
Obama Won, America Lost: Election ReflectionsObama's second term, can no longer be about hope, the hope is largely gone. Obama will confront a daunting agenda.
Minister Cachlon Takes 'Time Out' from PoliticsPopular minister for welfare and social services says he will not contend for next Knesset list.
Helping the Poor, or Hurting?The institute charged with helping the poor has become their nightmare due to "draconian" policy, lawyer says.
Emergency Conference on Israel Food SecurityNGOs hold an emergency conference over lack of food security. Leaders call for full government responsibility.
A Story of ‘Brutally Kind’ PolicePolice throw expelled children into the dead of a freezing night – and arrest a father for “neglect” because his children visit an outpost.
More than 20% of Families Receive Welfare AidOver 430,000 Israeli families - one in five families - turned to the Welfare Ministry for help in 2009.
Wisconsin Plan Shut DownThe controversial Wisconsin Plan has been shut down. Participants will return to government employment services.
Finance Ministry: Defer Child Care Tax Credit by 2 YearsFinance Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to ask the Cabinet Sunday to defer tax credits for day care costs by at least two years.