In the wake of the recommendations made by the Committee for the War on Poverty, headed by Eli Alaluf, a forum of social action organizations was established to implement the committee’s conclusions and adjust them into the framework of the national budget. The forum is comprised of 15 organizations, including IAEJ. Forum organizations are working together in various arenas including media and new media, lobbying, field work and more. This is an integral part of IAEJ’s organizational activities, since a large proportion of Ethiopian Israelis live below the poverty line. It is time for the government to act and to lead the war on poverty!