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Watch: Prince Harry 'not looking happy' in 'bizarre' UN speech

The 37-year-old Prince gave a 'sermon of doom' slamming conservative 'misinformation', climate change, and poverty in Africa.

Watch: Prince Harry 'not looking happy' in 'bizarre' UN speechplayer

End-of-year survey finds sizable increase in hungry children in Israeli educational system

Ongoing strikes also found to be exacerbating social inequality in school-age children leaving many at home without what to eat.

End-of-year survey finds sizable increase in hungry children

Food security program, including infant formula, added to national budget

Food security pilot program officially added to national budget, with 155 million NIS annual support.

Food security program, including infant formula, added to budget

Hezbollah loses majority in Lebanese elections

With 77% living in poverty and hundreds of thousands fleeing the country, when will the people of Lebanon finally overthrow their regime?

Hezbollah loses majority in Lebanese electionsplayer

Watch: 'Tarzan' of Pakistan has spent 8 years in a tree house

The man says he moved in to the tree house due to extreme poverty and is ready to do anything to make a living.

Watch: 'Tarzan' of Pakistan has spent 8 years in a tree houseplayer

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says political commentator

"The Treasury knows the costs outweigh the benefits," argues Chaim Levinson in Haaretz. "What will 100,000 haredim do in the desert?"

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says commentator

MK warns: Families will need to choose between buying antigen tests and buying bread

'Public is paying from money it doesn't have,' Shas MK Azoulay tells Knesset Finance Committee.

MK warns: Families will choose between tests and bread

Israel’s less-reported pandemic: Poverty

While most of the news in Israel seems to be focused on the status of COVID-19, there’s another pandemic that is less spoken about - poverty

Israel’s less-reported pandemic: Poverty

Lebanon headed for economic disaster

Lebanon's currency crash has left more than 50% of the local population below poverty level.

Lebanon headed for economic disasterplayer

Study: Coronavirus pandemic exacerbated troubles of poorest

New research debunks theory that poor people suffered the least due to lack of disruption to their monthly living stipends.

Study: Coronavirus pandemic exacerbated troubles of poorest

Report: 268,000 Israeli families pushed into extreme poverty during COVID crisis

New report finds 46% surge during coronavirus crisis in the number of Israeli households living in poverty.

268,000 Israeli families pushed into poverty during COVID crisis

"Look Grandma! The shower is finally working!"

Join the Rosh Ha'Shana campaign for 36 families who live in shockingly substandard housing conditions. Together we can change their lives.

"Look Grandma! The shower is finally working!"

Families who gave to charitable causes share touching stories

The biggest rabbis of our generation gathered to discuss the urgency to help the poor & stricken as a result of the pandemic.

Families who gave to charitable causes share touching stories

Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Breaking : Poverty in Israel continues to rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Now more than ever, poverty in Israel is on the rise. Yad Ezra V'Shulamit has been helping many families through this difficult time.

Breaking: Poverty in Israel continues to rise

Israeli economic growth overshadows struggles of working poor

Despite massive economic growth in Israel over the past 15 years, almost 1.8 million Israelis remain below the poverty line.

Israeli economic growth overshadows struggles of working poor

President Carter - remember him?

President Carter - remember him?

Half of world’s poor are children

New statistics show 1.3 billion live in multidimensional poverty, and 879 million are at risk of joining them.

Half of world’s poor are children

Bar Ilan's first Nigerian student aims to reduce poverty at home

Bar-Ilan University's first Nigerian international MBA student launches business venture aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa.

Bar Ilan's first Nigerian student aims to reduce poverty at home

Fighting the waste of food in Israel

Food rescue can eliminate food insecurity in Israel, BDO economist tells Arutz Sheva.

Fighting the waste of food in Israelplayer

'Build bypass roads to prevent future murders'

Welfare Minister demands PM explain why the number of houses being built is far lower than the number of houses approved.

'Build bypass roads to prevent future murders'

Needy students receive brand-new backpacks

Haredi organization distributes backpacks, school supplies, to secular needy children.

Needy students receive brand-new backpacks

Jewish teen recognized for providing Africans with soap

Armed with soap, Sydney Kamen targets disease and poverty in the Third World.

Jewish teen recognized for providing Africans with soap

It's not an incentive for parents - it's a grant for children!

MK Merav Ben-Ari responds to Arutz Sheva's article on school grants. With comments by Arutz Sheva.

It's not an incentive for parents - it's a grant for children!

Report shows link between divorce, poverty rates

Israeli nonprofit turns to Welfare Minister, requests change in divorce Israeli policy.

Report shows link between divorce, poverty rates

More than 1 in 5 Israelis living below poverty line

More than 20 percent of Israelis are living below the poverty line, the annual poverty report finds.

More than 1 in 5 Israelis living below poverty line

Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

Government sees 39% drop in number of Ethiopians relying on welfare income supplements.

Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

Fighting poverty during Pesach - and all year long

On Pesach we celebrate Jewish liberation from slavery - but many today are still groaning under the burden of poverty.

Meir Panim: Fighting poverty during Passover - and all year long

Watch: Sanders denies poor white people exist

Asked about racial blind spots, Bernie Sanders says, 'when you're white you don't know what it's like to live in a ghetto or be poor.'

Watch: Sanders denies poor white people existplayer

Israel has 3rd highest gap between rich and poor

21 percent of Israelis live below the poverty line, making Israel country with the highest percentage in the west.

Israel has third highest gap between rich and poor in the world

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.

Poverty statistics inflated, says MK

MKs livid over poverty report

Left skewers Netanyahu, calls for commission of inquiry over abysmal poverty statistics; solutions focus on incentives for working poor.

'We like to talk about poverty, but really don't like the poor'

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.

Report reveals: One in three Israeli children live in poverty

Generosity at Meir Panim Tiberias free restaurant

Fighting poverty with dignity and respect.

Generosity satisfies body and soul at Tiberias’s free restaurant

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.'

Kulanu MK: Poverty behind 'Arab revolt'

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.”

Watch: Chef Shines Spotlight on Struggles of Israel's Poorplayer

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.

One in Ten Israelis Forced to Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

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.

Most Holocaust Survivors Worldwide in Poverty

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.

Holocaust Survivors in Israel Still Living in Dire Straits

'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.

Rivlin: Apathy and Indifference are Our Greatest Dangers