Israel's Welfare Ministry Vows to Prevent Haredim From Living Off Child Benefits

Social Affairs Ministry's new director general wants to get ultra-Orthodox sector to stop relying on child allowances as a source of income.

No one is dying of hunger in Israel, the Social Affairs Ministry's new director general, Yossi Silman, told Haaretz in an exclusive interview about his ministry's work and poverty. "There are hungry people,” he added, “maybe there are hungry children, but no one is dying of hunger." Silman vowed to change his ministry's priorities, providing greater assistance for...