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Low-Income Families Struggle as Israel Cuts Subsidies In a bid to end a deep recession and spark economic growth, Israel trims government subsidies. Many low-income families say the cuts will push them further into poverty. A recent survey found that one out of every four children in Israel lives below the poverty line. Hear NPR's Linda Gradstein.