The Associated Press

JERUSALEM: The Israeli government will revise a widely criticized plan to grant needy Holocaust survivors a monthly stipend of $20 (euro15), officials said Friday, after survivors said the plan was laughable.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced the plan this week in response to concern about poverty among the some 240,000 Israelis who survived the Nazi genocide, saying he was “correcting a 60-year-old blight.”