As Coronavirus Crisis Rages, Israel’s Treasury Slashes Program for Poor Families


A study by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies found that 42 percent of the financial benefits of the program were being used to meet household needs (including electricity and furniture), 28 percent for training and employment counseling and 10 percent toward the payment of debt. A coalition of social service and civil rights organizations called last week upon Social Services Minister Ofir Akunis to prevent the cuts.

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