I think the "poorest member" status is being attributed due to large income GAPS. Sure, there may be a GDP per cap, but it's meaningless if none of that is distributed to people. Everyone here knows that 18 families control upwards of 80% of the wealth. Thus 1/5 of the people here are twice as poor as average OECD. Point, there is a lot of poverty and inequality...and YES I'm sure much of it has to do with our treatment of Arabs.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Israel set to become OECD's poorest member