Holocaust survivors protest against poverty in Israel


This is a 2013 video about poverty in Israel.

By Bill Van Auken:

Israel: One third of Holocaust survivors live in poverty

18 April 2007

Israel marked its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday not only with the traditional wailing of air raid sirens, but also with protests over the government neglect and right-wing social policies that have left one-third of the country’s Holocaust survivors living in poverty, with little or no assistance.

A number of organizations, including the Israeli pensioners rights group Ken Lazaken, boycotted the official Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies to call attention to the plight of more than 80,000 survivors living below the poverty line, which in Israel is set at 2,000 shekels (486 dollars) a month for a single person.

Approximately 1,000 Holocaust survivors, students and others joined in a demonstration and “March of the Living” Monday that went from the Israeli Knesset to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, the site of the official proceedings, to protest these conditions.

See also here.

Anti-Semitism in Israel: here.

Anti-Semitism in France: here.

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