Eviction of Holocaust Survivors Halted

16 May 2019

The Israeli government recently canceled its plan to evict dozens of Holocaust survivors from their government-subsidized housing after pressure from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and reporting on the matter by Haaretz.

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry had decided to terminate its contract with a private company that owns an assisted living housing complex in Bnei Ayish, a town near Ashdod. As a result, seventy elderly Israelis, including 45 Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, were due to be evicted.

ACRI, a New Israel Fund grantee, helped the residents fight the decision, and the eviction has now been overturned.

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