1.8 million Israelis, 842,000 of them children, under poverty line

Funny, I always pictured Israel as a prosperous Nation until I saw this commercial for food bank donations for their people.

Some 1.8 million Israelis, including 842,300 children, were living in poverty in 2016, according to new figures released by the National Insurance Institute this month.

The poorest region in the country continued to be Jerusalem, where some 55 percent of children live under the poverty line (down from 58% in 2015), followed by northern and southern Israel. MORE