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Economy and Society: December 28, 2011

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The Israel National Council for the Child annual report indicates that one third of children in Israel live below the poverty line, and a fifth of Israeli children are known to welfare services.  Furthermore, there is an increase in the number of children who have fallen victim to physical and sexual abuse.

 

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Closed Society: September 20, 2011

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A study by “Sikkuy – the Association for Civil Equality” says that the Arab communities in Israel suffer from discrimination in the distribution of welfare budgets. Inequality is manifested by the ratio between expenditures in social welfare departments in Arab local authorities, to the overall population; and the share of people in need of welfare services, as defined by the Ministry of Social Affairs. According to estimates, the number of the needy is even higher than the official count, because some in need are not being reported, because even the number of social workers in the Arab communities is not sufficient for locating all the needy.

(Hebrew)

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September 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Political: 15 February, 2011

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A report of the Kav-Laoved organization indicates that Israel has collected billions of Shekels from Palestinian workers over the years to fund various social rights for them, but in practice the majority of this money was passed on to the Ministry of Finance and the Histadrut (the organization of trade unions).

(Hebrew)

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February 15th, 2011 at 11:54 am