Just before the end of 2018, the Finance Committee approved additional budgetary transfers in the 2018 budget, amounting to NIS 2.35 billion ($1,720,000).
From the Defense Ministry budget, about NIS 650 million ($1,720,000) was allocated for Holocaust survivors. This framework was intended to finance new allowances and increase allowances for survivors whose situation has deteriorated due to long-term care, to cover erosion of reparation payments from Germany and payments to widows of Holocaust survivors.
Committee chairman Rabbi Moshe Gafni said that this funding is the “moral responsibility of Israel towards Holocaust survivors. I hope this money will be received by the survivors before the end of 2018.”