The Poor Must Have Their Say

To truly understand the meaning of poverty, it would be wise to also listen to the personal stories of poor people themselves.

In 2012 there were 1.75 million poor people in Israel, among them some 817,000 children – about a third of all Israeli children. These are the findings of the National Insurance Institute’s annual poverty report, released two weeks ago. The report also cited a rise in the number of poor families with two breadwinners – 5 percent, up from 2 percent a decade ago. This report did...