Single Moms in Israel Campaign to Change Laws That Keep Them Poor

The proportion of single mothers who work has risen by about 15 percentage points over the past 13 years – but the proportion of single-parent families below the poverty line has remained unchanged.

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It’s been 13 years since then-Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut welfare payments and Vicki Knafo led a protest march by single mothers from Mitzpeh Ramon to Jerusalem. Since then, according to a new...