Jerusalem—The Jerusalem Post reports that Haim Katz (Likud Beytenu) , chairman of the Welfare, Labor and Health MK Committee, has filed two bills aimed at “ensuring a dignified life for all Holocaust survivors” just two days after the committee held a heated discussion at the Knesset on the topic of survivors’ poverty. The bills are intended to significantly improve the rights and economic situation of survivors. “I am fulfilling my promise to do everything I can to put an end to this shameful situation,” Katz said. “Israel cannot ignore its moral obligation to ensure the dignity of survivors.”
According to the bills, Holocaust survivors will be entitled to a monthly pension, which would put their available monthly income at NIS 4,800, in addition to the benefits they receive from foreign countries and redfines who is a survivor.