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Budget Agreement Reached On Meals For Holocaust Survivors

Ynetnews reports: The Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Welfare, and the Claims Conference (which represents the interests of Holocaust survivors) announced on Thursday that they have reached a principle agreement regarding the transfer of millions of shekels to organizations that support soup kitchens which serve Holocaust survivors and other seniors in need with hot meals.

Despite this, the timetable for actually transferring the funds, which is meant to aid the organizations through 2018, is still unclear. The heads of leading welfare organizations warn that if an immediate solution isn’t found, they will be short on food, unable to supply thousands of people.

In December, Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page, “I do not accept a reality in which there are hungry Holocaust survivors in Israel.”

 

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