Prof. Weiss presented the key findings of the State of the Nation Report 2017 and a Picture of the Nation 2018 and discussed the unique changes in demographic trends among Israel’s various population groups. The President expressed great interest in Taub Center research.
The President said: “Your work at the Taub Center examines all topics that affect the lives of Israeli citizens other than security. I carefully read the Taub Center’s annual reports; you do avodat kodesh (holy work) that benefits all of those who need information on these issues. Kol Hakavod to you.”
Prof. Johnny Gal, the Chair of the Taub Center’s Welfare Policy Program presented data on poverty in Israel and on the partial implementation of the recommendations of the Elalouf Committee’s War on Poverty.
Prof. Weiss said “We are pleased to share Taub Center research in a variety of fields and to serve as a source of knowledge for the President’s Residence.”
In this photo (from left): Harel Tovi, CEO of the Presidential Residence, Avi Weiss, President of the Taub Center, The President of the State of Israel Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, Suzanne Patt Benvenisti, Director General of the Taub Center, John Gal, Principal Researcher and Welfare Policy Program Chair at the Taub Center