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TheJerusalemInstituteforIsraeliStudies
2006
Anti-PovertyStrategies
in,
Jerusalem
JohnGal
and
IditWeiss
 
TheJerusalem
Institute
forIsraelStudies
TheJIISStudiesSeries
#
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Anti-PovertyStrategies
in
Jerusalem
JohnGalandTditWeissThestatements-madeandtheviewsexpressedaresolelytheresponsibilityoftheauthors
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studywasmadepossiblebyfundsgrantedbythePrattFoundation-Australia
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publicationwasassisted
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theCharlesH.RevsonFoundation-NewYorkWearegratefulfortheirsupport
ISSN
033-8681
©
2006
TheJerusalemInstituteforIsraelStudies
20
RadakSt.,Jerusalem
32189
Printedby:AhvaPress,Jerusalem
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PovertyinJerusalem
OnceayeartheNationalInsuranceInstitutepublishesareportonpovertythatarousesastormofpublicdebateforashortwhilewhichthensubsides.Sincetheearly90s,withthebeginningofthepublicationofstatisticsonpovertyaccordingtocity,theJerusalemInstitutehasbeenconcernedthatJerusalemholdsfirstplaceasthepoorestamongIsrael'sbigcities,largelybecauseoftwoofitssectors-theultra-OrthodoxJewishpopulationandtheArabpopulation.TheInstituteemphasizedthissituationinitsannualreports,initsevaluationofJerusalem'sroleasanimportantcomponentofIsrael'sstrength,andinvariousproposalsthatithasbroughttotheattentionofpolicymakers.SincetheyearsofJerusalem'seconomiccrisisandwiththegrowingconcernforthehumansufferingthatpovertyengenders,theInstitutehasbeenmakingeffortstofindwaystocontendwiththeproblemofthecity'spoverty.Theassumptionhereisthattherearenosimpleorisolatedsolutions,andthatsystematicandintegratedapproachesmustbefound;thereforetherehavebeenandnowarc"packages"ofprojectsthatencompassavarietyofaspectsoftheproblem:sectorsthatareparticularlyaffected(forexample,singleultra-orthodoxmothers),innovativewaystostrengthenJerusalem'seconomyandemploymentpossibilitiesamongparticularsectorsandinparticularfieldsofwork(forexample,theEuropeanUnion'sprojectforJerusalem'srenewal),studiesofothercitiesandforeigncountriesandtheadaptationandapplicationoftheirpoliciestoJerusalem(forexample,Dr.JohnGalandDr.IditWeiss'work),andthepreparationoflocal,socialgroupstoconfrontpoverty(forexample,thestrengtheningofexisting,internalforcesindifferentneighborhoodsandamongdifferentcommunities).TheworkofDrs.GalandWeissisapartoftheprojectonpoverty,andonethatalsosummarizesandanalyzesliteratureandexperiencefromotherplaces
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