The country hasn't stood still for 62 years. Times change, facts on the ground change there is no one person you can blame. The haredi most have families they can't afford to keep without states help and some ( not all ) choose not to work so naturally they have no money. The arabs their educational standards are lower and alot of jewish employers would just refuse to employ an arab full stop. Then there is the fact that Israel is no longer the socialist state it was founded on today its got a market economy where the state gets involved as little as possible its for the market to set the economic conditions. Many businesses are not paying their employees in line with inflation so their salary is worth less than it should be. There is technology replacing humans so there are fewer jobs around. It all builds up there is no single individual or cause for poverty. We don't just give away Jerusalem to lower the poverty rate its like saying give away Tel Aviv to get rid of poverty or give up Eilat to get rid of some of the illegal foreign workers who have taken over the place. Israel is a jewish state and so the yeshivas are entitled to their share of the budget same way the army and the schools are entitled to a share. Its all about sharing the pie so somebody gets something. Also the reason that Bibi has compromised on some of his former policies is because of the fact he runs a coalition government and coalition government is all about pay offs and deals to get support from the other parties. There are currently 7 parties in the coalition and around another 4 parties with Knesset seats but not part of the actual coalition. Every single government since 1948 has been made up of coalitions and all the parties want something so Bibi cannot be blamed for going back on his policies if they were coalition demands.
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from the article: The guilty party has been found: Ben-Gurion