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Israel Approves 1 Billion NIS Increase in Holocaust Survivor Benefits

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Times of Israel On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli government approved an increase of NIS 1 billion ($290 million) each year in added benefits for Israel’s dwindling, largely destitute population of Holocaust survivors.

The new benefits basket, titled “The National Plan for Aiding Survivors of the Holocaust,” was initiated by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen, and will be implemented “with all possible speed…cognizant of the fact that the time frame for improving the lives of Holocaust survivors is limited.”

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