national ins logo    The National Insurance Institute of Israel (NII), one of the pillars on which social policy in Israel rests, operates under the National Insurance Law, passed by the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in November 1953. The NII aims to provide weak population groups and families in temporary or long-term difficulties with a financial basis for subsistence. Today the NI Law includes a wide variety of programs, such as  old-age and survivors, maternity, children, work injury, general disability, long-term care, unemployment, bankruptcy and liquidation of corporations