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Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdown in countries such as South Africa led to suffering for the poor, control through draconian rules without the benefit of a government like Israel's, that cares for its citizens. What will happen when it ends? Steve Apfel, 23/04/2020 11:49
Breaking : Poverty in Israel continues to rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

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.Yad Ezra V'Shulamit, 24/03/2020 16:08
Israeli economic growth overshadows struggles of working poor

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.Guillaume Lavallee, AFP, 11/09/2019 07:40
President Carter - remember him?

President Carter - remember him?

Perhaps it is my unshakeable negative impression of President Carter that turns-me-off to anything admirable someone has to say about him. This biography admires the man most Jews abhor.   Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 24/12/2018 20:00
Half of world’s poor are children

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2018 12:09
Bar Ilan's first Nigerian student aims to reduce poverty at home

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2018 12:10
Fighting the waste of food in Israel

Fighting the waste of food in Israel

Food rescue can eliminate food insecurity in Israel, BDO economist tells Arutz Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2018 11:05
'Build bypass roads to prevent future murders'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 15/10/2017 21:47
Needy students receive brand-new backpacks

Needy students receive brand-new backpacks

Haredi organization distributes backpacks, school supplies, to secular needy children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2017 11:13
Jewish teen recognized for providing Africans with soap

Jewish teen recognized for providing Africans with soap

Armed with soap, Sydney Kamen targets disease and poverty in the Third World.JTA, 12/08/2017 23:35
It's not an incentive for parents - it's a grant for children!

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.MK Merav BenAri, Chana Roberts, 11/08/2017 08:11
Report shows link between divorce, poverty rates

Report shows link between divorce, poverty rates

Israeli nonprofit turns to Welfare Minister, requests change in divorce Israeli policy.Ido Ben Porat, 21/12/2016 14:47
More than 1 in 5 Israelis living below poverty line

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.JTA, 16/12/2016 01:28
Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

Government sees 39% drop in number of Ethiopians relying on welfare income supplements.Didi Rosenberg, 28/11/2016 08:49
Fighting poverty during Pesach - and all year long

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.Danielle Ross, 13/04/2016 18:07
Watch: Sanders denies poor white people exist

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.'Ari Yashar, 07/03/2016 16:12
Israel has 3rd highest gap between rich and poor

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.Raphael Poch, 13/01/2016 14:11
Poverty statistics inflated, says MK

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, 09/12/2015 16:59
MKs livid over poverty report

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, 09/12/2015 14:59
One in three Israeli children live in poverty

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, 09/12/2015 12:42
Generosity at Meir Panim Tiberias free restaurant

Generosity at Meir Panim Tiberias free restaurant

Fighting poverty with dignity and respect.Avi Shimshi, 05/11/2015 11:59
Kulanu MK: Poverty behind 'Arab revolt'

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, 22/10/2015 13:58
Watch: Chef Shines Spotlight on Israel's Poor

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, 03/09/2015 12:23
1 in 10 Israelis Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

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, 28/06/2015 16:10
Most Holocaust Survivors Worldwide in 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2015 18:00
Holocaust Survivors Still Living in Dire Straits

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, 13/04/2015 16:41
'Apathy and Indifference Our Greatest Dangers'

'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, 04/01/2015 14:56
Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption

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, 04/01/2015 11:03
MK Moses: One in Four Children Go to Bed Hungry

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, 29/12/2014 17:07
National Council: 55% Rise in Child Poverty

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, 25/12/2014 13:17
Israel Prize Winner Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

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, 25/12/2014 12:31
'Left and Right Equally Guilty for Poverty'

'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, 23/12/2014 22:08
Danon: Israel Paying the Price for Lapid

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, 22/12/2014 20:28
Yesh Atid: Child Poverty is a Badge of Shame on 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, 22/12/2014 16:19
Likud and Peres in Showdown Over Social Justice

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, 22/12/2014 14:00
Yehimovich Blames Netanyahu for Israeli Poverty

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, 17/12/2014 10:02
Bill: Cancel Debts in Honor of Shmitta

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, 30/11/2014 14:24
Rivlin Launches 'Shmittah Project' to Help Poor

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, 17/11/2014 16:47
War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says Minister

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, 06/10/2014 20:00
Emergency Aid Sent to Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

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, 23/09/2014 17:15
A Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

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, 22/09/2014 14:05
Report: To Cut Poverty, Govt. Must Spend Money

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, 24/06/2014 03:45
Poor Not Taking Advantage of Free Dental Care

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, 26/05/2014 23:01
Israel Starts Free Legal Representation for Poor

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, 11/05/2014 21:45
50% of Holocaust Survivors Live Below Poverty Line

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, 23/04/2014 14:05
Group: 12% of Israelis Got Holiday Food Help

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 , 17/04/2014 08:07
Mesika: Leftist Hypocrites Blame Right for Poverty

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, 07/04/2014 22:56
International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Stable

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, 12/02/2014 20:33
Anger as Mayor Blocks Housing for Hareidi Jews

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, 07/01/2014 17:57
MK: Worried About Poverty? Restore Child Payments

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, 17/12/2013 22:18
Shas Attacks Government over ‘Poverty Storm’

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, 17/12/2013 16:13
Israeli Poverty Still High Despite Strong Economy

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, 08/12/2013 16:55
Meir Panim Serves Hot Food Seasoned with Kindness

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, 21/11/2013 14:25
Israel's Vulnerable at Risk from Cuts

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, 29/10/2013 19:12
Making Rosh HaShana Possible for Needy Israelis

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, 27/08/2013 13:41
Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut

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, 18/08/2013 13:47
Carmiel: 600 Homeless, 'There Have Been Suicides'

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, 03/07/2013 11:17