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  • Israel’s poor, especially children, are increasing in number

    December 14, 2015 | 10:18 am

    An energy boom and its high-tech achievements as the vaunted “start-up nation” notwithstanding, Israel is seeing more and more of its children living in poverty.

    Figures released on Dec. 9 by Israel’s National Insurance Institute showed that the poor in Israel became poorer in...

  • Poverty fight in Israel needs $1.7 billion a year, committee says

    June 23, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    Israel should double supplementary assistance and increase support to the elderly, the nation’s Committee to Fight Poverty recommended.

    The 50-member committee made its recommendations public on Monday. The fight against poverty would need 6 billion shekels, or more than $1.7...

  • Israel launches a virtual coin

    March 27, 2014 | 10:55 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A virtual currency called “Bitcoin” has become popular in the past few months. Traded digitally, it can be used instead of money. Today, the Bitcoin is trading at about $530.00.

    “Every time I go to buy something the person...

  • Karnit Flug, first female Bank of Israel chief, eyeing economic inequality

    November 6, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Andromeda Hill is a beachfront complex of luxury apartments connected by tree-lined pathways that features such amenities as a spa and business center. Five minutes down the road is Ajami, a low-income neighborhood profiled in the 2009 film of the same name that remains one of this...

  • Social protest leaders hope to shake up Israel ballot

    January 3, 2013 | 9:48 am

    They are young and they are driven. They got half a million Israelis out on the streets demanding social justice. Now they want their votes.

    The leaders of a grassroots social protest movement that swept Israel in 2011 have shot to the top of a rejuvenated Labor party that polls...

  • Report: One-quarter of Israelis—and 37 percent of kids—live in poverty

    December 4, 2012 | 9:43 am

    The numbers tell a consistent storyline: Nearly one in four Israelis lives in poverty.

    A report last week by Israel’s National Insurance Institute showed that 1.8 million of Israel’s 8 million people live below the poverty line.

    In 2011, the year for which the report was...

  • Irish pro-Palestinian group petitions OECD

    May 5, 2011 | 10:21 am

    An Irish activist group has lodged a formal complaint accusing Ireland’s largest company of “complicity” in what it said were violations of international law in Israel.

    The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which filed the complaint with the Organization for Economic...