PMO slams Labor MK for saying Anne Frank wouldn’t get aid

By Haaretz Service

Officials at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday criticized MK Ophir Pines Paz (Labor) for saying that if Anne Frank had survived the Holocaust, remained hidden and was never taken to the concentration camp, she would not be eligible for financial aid from the Israeli government.

Pines-Paz made the statement at a special Knesset debate Monday on the issue of financial aid for Holocaust survivors.

The Prime Minister’s Office issued an official statement saying that Pines-Paz had disrespected Anne Frank’s memory to “satisfy his own political needs.”