Let them eat Zionism: A feud between Israel's prime minister and Diaspora Jewish charities over the use of Israeli hunger as a fundraising tool blew up in the prime minister's face last week, following publication of an American-backed study showing that hunger not only exists but is widespread in Israel. The study, which was leaked to the Israeli press and dominated headlines for two days last week, showed that 22% of Israeli households, more than one in five, suffer from inadequate nutrition because of poverty. . . Declaring that Israel had "poverty, but no hunger," Sharon won Cabinet approval June 1 for a resolution calling on Diaspora charities to focus on "Jewish and Zionist education" rather than on Israelis' economic hardship. Anybody remember Labor Zionism?


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