Knesset panel delays bill not to tax needy disabled Holocaust victims

By Zvi Zrahiya

A Knesset panel has put off voting on a bill not to deduct old-age pensions from disabled Holocaust victims’ stipends, despite an agreement to the contrary between Israel and Germany.

The Knesset’s Finance Committee postponed the vote yesterday following the treasury’s objection, in violation of Israel’s agreement with Germany not to tax Holocaust victims’ stipend. Advertisement

The Disabled Victims of Nazi Persecution Law stipulates that additional income, such as an old-age pension or National Insurance (NII) allowance, is deducted from the stipend allocated to needy disabled Nazi persecution victims.