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Why Yair Lapid’s housing plan won’t actually create affordable housing

Jun 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story

The new finance minister wants to flood the market with rental units, but his ideas are largely impractical and their potential impact on actual housing prices is unclear.



How IDF bases could become affordable housing

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: housing

A bill proposed by one of the leaders of the 2011 social-justice protests, now a Knesset lawmaker, poses a serious alternative to the Netanyahu government’s ineffectual housing policies. 



Revenge of the squares

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

What two unrelated viral images reveal about a moment of cultural and political transition in Tel Aviv. 



The police as a public menace

Feb 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

When the person at fault in a traffic accident turns out to be the chief of police, different rules apply.



Once again, Tel Aviv municipality throws budget transparency out the window

Dec 21st, 2012 | By | Category: budget

With city council set to vote on a $1.3 billion draft budget next week, the actual numbers have not yet been made public. Meanwhile, the mayor has banned residents from attending council meetings.



Israeli tabloid journalism, a style guide

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: tabloid journalism

Or: How to win friends and serve the powerful by feeding free sludge to the masses.



Tel Aviv gets a new master plan

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The city’s new blueprint will not solve its major problems, but it will bring new hi-rises and business districts.



Tel Aviv planner-activists score crucial victory

Dec 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Community groups win a number of key changes to the city’s new urban master plan.



Israel’s revolt against neoliberalism

Aug 13th, 2011 | By | Category: j14

Policies which were considered hopelessly radical just a few weeks ago are now seen as not nearly radical enough.



How to handle a popular upheaval

Jul 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Israeli summer

The Middle East’s dictators have already written their playbook, but what about the region’s quasi-democracies?