How Israel Can Solve Its Poverty Crisis

Panel of experts mulls ways to help the poor. 'The state is currently simply not dealing with poverty,' warns one.

In many ways, Israel’s economic picture is robust. Unemployment is low and the economy is expanding at a faster pace than most of the developed world. In its annual report released last week, however, the Bank of Israel also noted that poverty and economic inequalities remain a persistent problem. The central bank said the main reason for Israel’s poverty rate is that its tax structure is...