Holocaust survivors may refuse to accept government payments
By Amiram Barkat , Haaretz Correspondent

Holocaust survivor organizations warned Tuesday that they might instruct survivors to refuse government stipends, following Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to reduce survivor allowances.

The survivors’ representatives announced that they would consider taking other “dramatic steps” against the government, including requesting international Jewish organizations to pressure the cabinet into dropping the slashes. The survivors’ leaders are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Tel Aviv to discuss their future actions.