$20 Stipend for Holocaust Survivors - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lawrence Chanin
    • 08.08.07 | 01:41 (IDT)

    Clearly the Holocaust Survivors living in Israel are not living on 84 sshekels per month. They receive Old Age pensions and/or Disability Pensions and/or whatever. This 84 shekels presumably is what the Israel Government is doling out from the billions they've received from Germany or whatever. This is clearly not enough, but let's not cry for the folks who presumably do receive social welfare benefits received by all Israelis.On the other hand, this could be the Israeli Government's newest way of raising funds from sympathetic diaspora Jews and other people.

    from the article: Survivors' protest makes foreign journalists gasp, security vanish
    First published 00:00 06.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.08.07
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