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Report: 22% of Israelis Lived in Poverty in 2016

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Writing at The Jerusalem Post, Lidar Grave-lazi reports that Israel has the highest poverty rate of all developed countries according to the latest National Insurance Institute Annual Poverty Report released on Wednesday. This is why The Fellowship continues to advocate for Israelis in need through our ministry:

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, said that the findings provided “proof that government investment in helping society’s weakest pays off, but there is still a long way to go.”

He stressed the government needs to make eradicating poverty a “top priority” by investing in increased pensions and raising wages, as well as in education and job growth.

“It is the government’s responsibility to provide a safety net for our society’s weakest members,” he said.

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