The government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has shown much more sensitivity to the needs of low-income Holocaust survivors than previous ones, according to Welfare and Social Services Ministry director-general Nachum Itzkovitz, who chaired a committee that made recommendations on financial assistance and is himself the son of Holocaust survivors.

Itzkovitz was speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Thursday about the special State Comptroller’s Report on how survivors have been treated by Israel’s governments over the years, which was issued on Wednesday.