Poverty in Israel isn't as bad as thought, says treasury economist
Ministry chief economist peeves panel with claims that Israel should not raise stipends.
The extent of poverty in Israel is not as terrible as is thought, said Finance Ministry chief economist Dr. Michael Sarel at a recent meeting of the ministerial committee charged with combating poverty. Sarel attempted to show the committee, headed by Eli Alaluf, director of the Rashi Foundation, that poverty in the country isn’t all that bad, especially when compared to other nations...
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