Israel’s poverty rate has reached a record high of 14.3%, according to new figures released Tuesday by the Israeli government.
The government reported the number of poor people as 9,865, an increase of 1.5% from the previous year.
Nearly 1.7 million Israelis live in poverty, the most in the world.
But the data reveals a new reality: Many of those people are in the midst of a crisis of the mind, one that is becoming a new phenomenon: the “Leaf of the Jewish people,” as it’s sometimes called.
Israel’s official statistic is far lower than the World Bank, which calculates poverty rates at around 20% worldwide.
In the Jewish state, the poverty rate stands at 12.2%.
This is a new category that has emerged from the country’s struggle with economic and social injustice, which began in earnest in 1948, when the first Arab refugees from Arab countries arrived in Israel, and began to form the core of Israel’s Jewish population.
They were driven out, and were forced to leave their homes in a wave of Arab violence and dispossession.
The Jewish State’s population of about 3.6 million has been growing at an annual rate of more than 100% since the 1960s, when more than 200,000 Jews arrived.
But today, as the country has become more prosperous, its population has declined, and the population of the poor has risen, as has its poverty rate.
The new statistic highlights the challenges facing Israel’s 1.8 million poor people.
“The data shows the true nature of the economic and cultural conditions in Israel,” said Yaakov Katz, the director of the Israel Poverty Research Center at the Tel Aviv University.
“There are people who have been left behind, who have suffered because of the lack of opportunity and the inability to access basic needs.
They are the ones who are living in poverty.”
In the past two years, the number has continued to rise, and in 2015, the government’s figures showed an even higher rate of poverty than in the previous five years.
But in recent months, the trend has accelerated.
In January, the official poverty rate was 14.9%.
In March, it reached 20.9%, the highest of any month since 2006.
The unemployment rate, which is often used as a measure of the plight of the poorest, was 6.5%, up from 4.6% a year ago.
And in April, the unemployment rate jumped to 19.6%.
The rise in unemployment rates is the result of the new arrivals, who are being forced to work more hours, or, in the case of some, less hours, and have been forced to go without basic necessities.
The rise of the so-called “Leap Year” – the term given to the time that has elapsed since the start of the year – means that the number is on the rise.
According to a survey conducted in early April by the Hebrew University’s department of sociology, around 25% of the people in Israel are in need of help.
Many of them are young men who have recently left the workforce and have no jobs to look after, Katz said.
The Israeli government recently announced a program to help young people, which Katz described as a “one-year wonder.”
The program will be funded with money from the national budget, which will allow the government to provide food, clothing and other basic needs for the unemployed.
But a large part of the funding will be used for people in the poorest quarters of the country, who will be eligible for only basic needs, Katz added.
“Some of them don’t even have a house.
They have to live in tents,” Katz said, referring to the tent-like dwellings built by the refugees in the early days of the Israeli state.
“It’s very difficult for them, especially for the young ones.”
The latest data also show that the poverty rates are growing at a slower rate than the overall population.
The number of people in poverty fell by 2.6 percentage points between 2014 and 2015, but the overall poverty rate rose by 5.1 percentage points.
The data also shows that the unemployment rates have not changed much.
In 2014, the labor force participation rate, a measure that takes into account whether a person is actively seeking work or not, stood at 66.6%, up 2 percentage points from 2014.
But this year, it has increased by just 0.6 points.
Katz said the data is “very discouraging” and adds that the trend is not limited to Israel.
“In the United States, where we have more wealth and a better job market, the rate of unemployment is lower,” he said.
“I think it’s clear that Israel has a very, very high poverty rate.”
For many of the Palestinians, who made up more than half of the workforce in Israel in 2014,