Social Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog: Israel has a moral and financial duty to those whose time is running out.
Shay Niv 16 Apr 07 16:57
Minister of Social Welfare Isaac Herzog is demanding that the handling the care of Holocaust survivors be transferred to his ministry from the Ministry of Finance. Participants at an emergency meeting yesterday decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to submit appropriate legislation within a month, with the approval of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Representatives of the Ministries of Finance and Social Welfare, the National Insurance Institute, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), and Holocaust survivors organizations attended the meeting.