The number of Jewish poor or "near poor" in the NYC area, is about 550,000, greater than the size of any other Jewish community in the US. Most of these Jews living in poverty are children (part of extra large ultra-Orthodox households) and elderly Russian immigrants. Money from US Jews needs to stay in the US to help care for them. Israel has enough billionaires to hand out money to Israel's poor.
3 wounded in apparent stabbing in Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, Channel 10 reports (Haaretz)
Netanyahu is encouraged by the fact that some of his critics are starting to cast doubt on the deal, and even to echo his arguments against it.17:39 30.07.15 | 5 comments