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Birth Bonuses to Be Paid

The Jewish Agency Executive has decided to pay birth bonuses to new immigrant mothers who do not qualify for the payments made by the Social Insurance Institute to new mothers generally in Israel. Effective July 1, immigrant women giving birth will be entitled to a payment of IL 1350 from the Jewish Agency, The Executive’s decision is intended to provide Immigrant mothers with social benefits equal to those they were entitled to in their countries of origin and to end what amounted to discrimination in this area between newcomers and the settled population.