Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Israeli Parliament Allocates One billion Shekels for Holocaust Survivors

FSWC Reports:

From ynetnews.com:

The Knesset authorized in second and third reading Monday a bill which allocated some one billion shekel to holocaust survivors. The bill was sponsored by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen and is the legal cornerstone of a national program to aid survivors.

The program stipulates raising the minimum stipend enjoyed by all Holocaust survivors to NIS 2,200 – as opposed to NIS 1,825 – and will range up to NIS 5,400. The move will affect some 70,000 Holocaust survivors considered to be psychically handicapped in wake of the Holocaust as well as 18,500 survivors of the ghettos and the death camps.


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