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Mother whose daughter was barred from party

Big Brother star Guy Eitan collects 84K for mother and daughter from birthday party rejection incident, decides to donate it to charity after discovering story is fake news.

Mother whose daughter was barred from party

Girl barred from party for fifty-shekel gift

A fifth grade girl was uninvited from a birthday party because her mother could only afford a 50 shekel gift card as a present.

Girl barred from party for fifty-shekel gift

Largest distributor of free kosher food gets $1m funding boost

House leader Hakeem Jeffries joins Met Council to distribute food, announces $1m federal funding boost for largest charity in district.

Largest distributor of free kosher food gets $1m funding boost

'Our dream is to have a stable home and a normal life'

The family made Aliyah expecting better things, but a series of unforeseen tragedies left them completely alone to fend for themselves.

'Our dream is to have a stable home and a normal life'

Thousands of families to lose food vouchers due to budget issues

Families who were provided with food vouchers by means of surplus funds lose their aid as period ends.

Thousands of families to lose food vouchers due to budget issues

How not to fight crime

Poverty doesn’t create crime. Crime creates poverty by destroying morals and economics. Only consequences can stop crime. Op-ed.

How not to fight crime

Over 90% of German Jewish pensioners below the poverty line

Jewish community org calls for government to provide cost of living stipends to lift elderly German Jews out of poverty.

Over 90% of German Jewish pensioners below the poverty line

Govt's proposals not enough to combat cost of living crisis

"Previous government contributed to price increases, now a comprehensive program is needed."

Govt's proposals not enough to combat cost of living crisis

Almost 2 million Israelis live beneath the poverty line

Around 1 in 4 Israelis have forgone medical treatment or hot meals in recent times.

Almost 2 million Israelis live beneath the poverty line

Taiwanese people open their hearts to impoverished Israelis

Nof HaGalil hosts launch of unique & international cooperation between Taipei Economic & Cultural Office and nonprofit Pitchon-Lev.

Taiwanese people open their hearts to impoverished Israelis

Shas MK: 'If it weren't for Ben-Gvir, we'd be larger'

MK Yakov Margi says his party isn't growing due to increased support for Religious Zionism party, spells out demand for joining coalition.

Shas MK: 'If it weren't for Ben-Gvir, we'd be larger'

Nonprofit holds high hopes for White House summit on hunger

After feeding New York’s Jewish poor, a nonprofit will head to White House food summit.

Nonprofit holds high hopes for White House summit on hunger

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 speech

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

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 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 elections

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 house

New haredi city will be a 'poverty trap' says 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 choose between tests and 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 disaster

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

268,000 Israeli families pushed into 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

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 Israel

'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

Meir Panim: Fighting poverty during Passover - 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 exist

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

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

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

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'

Report reveals: 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 satisfies body and soul at Tiberias’s 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 Struggles of 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 Poor

One in Ten Israelis Forced to 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 in Israel 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

Rivlin: Apathy and Indifference are 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

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption - But Not Israel

1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption - But Not Israel

MK Moses: One in Four Israeli Children Go to Bed Hungry

UTJ MK Menachem Eliezer Moses attacks current government at special Knesset session devoted to discussing recent poverty reports.

MK Moses: One in Four Israeli Children Go to Bed Hungry

National Council Reports 55% Rise in Child Poverty in Israel

National Council for the Child finds one in three Israeli children live below poverty line, percentage quadrupled in last few decades.

National Council Reports 55% Rise in Child Poverty in Israel

Israel Prize Winner and Social Activist Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

Eli Elaluf, a social activist who served on the Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty, announced Thursday he is joining Kulanu.

Israel Prize Winner and Social Activist Eli Elaluf Joins Kulanu

Former Black Panther Head Blasts Peres' 'Hypocrisy' on Poverty

'Peres's talk of poverty infuriating,' former MK and Israeli Black Panthers leader tells Arutz Sheva, says Left and Right equally to blame.

Former Black Panther Head Blasts Peres' 'Hypocrisy' on Poverty

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.

Danon: Israel Paying the Price for Lapid

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.

Yesh Atid: Child Poverty is a Badge of Shame on 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.'

Likud and Peres in Showdown Over Social Justice