Shas and UTJ Woo the Poor, but Voted Down Bill That Would Help Disabled Retirees

The two ultra-Orthodox parties may raise the poverty flag, but they voted against a 2009 proposal to overturn the legal restriction preventing elderly Israelis with disabilities from receiving both disability benefits and old-age benefits.

The campaign ads for Shas and United Torah Judaism highlight their concern for the poor, but neglect to mention that the two ultra-Orthodox parties were...