Head of panel on Holocaust survivors: Olmert ignoring pledge to boost benefits

A month after presenting the committee report examining the state’s support of Holocaust survivors, retired Supreme Court justice Dalia Dorner — who headed the committee — attacked Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in an extremely harsh way for not implementing the recommendations.

“The situation at the moment is that the committee’s recommendations are not being implemented,” Dorner told Haaretz on Monday. “Despite our making all the proper balances to meet budgetary constraints, to my regret I have to state this government once again is being cruel and not doing what is necessary to make corrections for the survivors. Olmert told us in our meeting with him ‘yes, yes, yes,’ but as of now, nothing,” she said.



By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent