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Netanyahu takes on 4th portfolio in addition to prime minister

Netanyahu to serve as welfare minister after Haim Katz resignation, in addition to leading defense, health and diaspora affairs ministries.

Netanyahu takes on 4th portfolio in addition to prime minister

Israeli government offers financial incentives to divorced moms

Rich divorced moms get 1,000 NIS per child, while most children suffering poverty get nothing at all. Opinion.

Israeli government offers financial incentives to divorced moms

Police find preschooler sitting on porch rail

Parents leave 4-year-old alone 'because they had to go to work.'

Police find preschooler sitting on porch rail

Lakewood rabbis: There's no such thing as justified theft

Haredi rabbis say taking Medicaid without meeting criteria is same as stealing from neighbors, pledge to implement prevention education.

Lakewood rabbis: There's no such thing as justified theft

Six more arrested in Lakewood welfare fraud case

Police arrest 3 more couples in welfare fraud investigation of Orthodox New Jersey community.

Six more arrested in Lakewood welfare fraud case

Teenager to be returned to his parents

Investigation shows no abuse, authorities agree to return teen to his parents - as long as they clean their house.

Teenager to be returned to his parents

Passerby finds one-year-old walking alone at night

Passerby finds 18-month-old walking barefoot in Jerusalem, mom says babysitter was negligent.

Passerby finds one-year-old walking alone at night

Bnei Brak youth threatens municipal welfare worker

Bnei Brak youth threatens, tries to attack municipal welfare worker after she announced plan to switch him to different school.

Bnei Brak youth threatens municipal welfare worker

Europe funds its own bloodbath

Europe funds its own bloodbath

‘Govt. has Money – but Benefits Not a Priority’

Bituach Leumi chairman says money not the reason child payments were cut.

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

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.’

Labor Head: Netanyahu Planning ‘Welfare Hell’

Obama Won, America Lost: Election Reflections

Obama Won, America Lost: Election Reflections

Minister Cachlon Takes 'Time Out' from Politics

Popular minister for welfare and social services says he will not contend for next Knesset list.

Minister Cachlon Takes 'Time Out' from Politics

Helping the Poor, or Hurting?

The institute charged with helping the poor has become their nightmare due to "draconian" policy, lawyer says.

Helping the Poor, or Hurting?

Emergency Conference on Israel Food Security

NGOs hold an emergency conference over lack of food security. Leaders call for full government responsibility.

Emergency Conference on Israel Food Security

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.

A Story of ‘Brutally Kind’ Police

Welfare Recipients Top 20%

Over 430,000 Israeli families - one in five families - turned to the Welfare Ministry for help in 2009.

More than 20% of Families Receive Welfare Aid

Wisconsin Plan Shut Down

The controversial Wisconsin Plan has been shut down. Participants will return to government employment services.

Wisconsin Plan Shut Down

Steinitz: Delay Childcare Credit

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to ask the Cabinet Sunday to defer tax credits for day care costs by at least two years.

Finance Ministry: Defer Child Care Tax Credit by 2 Years