Survivors’ welfare groups worry new government may delay implementation of predecessor’s decision to allot additional budget for their cause. ‘We’ll keep doing everything we can to see that their needs are met,’ says Social Affairs Minister Herzog

Yael Branovsky
Published: 04.06.09, 12:48 / Israel News

Many organizations which have taken it upon themselves to see to the welfare of Holocaust survivors expressed a recent concern, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government may default on its predecessor’s promise to funnel much needed relief funds to the survivors.

The additional budget, allotted by the government following a state commission of inquiry report, complied by former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner, were slated to be distributed through the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, but the financial crisis enveloping Israel now threatens it.