Israel And Britain:Special "About Time Too," Dosh & Disadvantaged Edition ...
In August last year we published a piece about Israel's shameful indifference toward some special old Israelis ...
Today - 5 months later - we caught sight of the following headline:
Here's quick clip from said relevant report.
And about time too, eh?
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli legislators voted on Monday to form an inquiry commission with executive powers to probe years of failure by the Jewish state to provide adequate financial help for needy survivors of the Nazi Holocaust.
Israel's establishment in 1948 with international backing came after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees and Holocaust survivors from Europe after World War Two.
Many of the survivors, now elderly and infirm, have complained for years of not receiving adequate funding to allow them to live out their remaining years in dignity.
"Holocaust survivors are tired of promises and they have been treated failingly for years," said Zvulun Orlev, who heads Israel's parliamentary state audit committee
Also today we spotted this story. It's another one highlighting the long term plight of a different disadvantaged/neglected group. But this one's all about Brits.
Disabled poverty 'hits millions'So the British government "insists" it's developing a long term strategy, eh?
Disabled people are twice as likely to live in poverty than others
As many as three million people with disabilities in the UK could be trapped in poverty, a report suggests.
The study, by campaigning group Leonard Cheshire Disability, says disabled people are more likely to live in hardship now than a decade ago.
The group says the poverty trap is largely due to higher living costs - up to 25% more than for the able-bodied.
The government insists it is developing a long-term strategy to help disabled people lead independent lives.
"Disability poverty is one of the most significant and most challenging problems facing the UK today," said Guy Parckar of Leonard Cheshire Disability.
The report, entitled Disability Poverty in the UK, finds disabled people are twice as likely to live in hardship than others.
Well, lets hope they sort out this sad state of affairs faster than the 60 or so years Israel has taken (so far), to sort out a similarly inexcusable, dosh related 'anomaly'.
Read the rest of this report right here.