Israeli government to allot $289 million to aid Holocaust survivors

( The Israeli government is expected to approve an additional annual budget of $289 million in aid for the 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. The finance and social services ministries are expected to present within a month the alterations to the law needed to increase the budget so that the National Plan for Aid to Holocaust Survivors can be implemented as soon as possible, Israel Hayom reported.

The plan will make the aid available to concentration camp and ghetto survivors who immigrated to Israel after October 1953 equal to that allocated to survivors who arrived in Israel before that date, who receive their rights under the Disabled Victims of Nazi Persecution Law.

Posted on April 13, 2014 .