Airbnb Taking Flight in Israel - Just Don't Let the Taxman Know

More and more Israelis are subletting spare rooms and apartments to tourists through sites like Airbnb, and not declaring the extra income.

Before hearing about vacation rental website Airbnb, Haim (not his real name) was in search of a roommate to share his two-room central Tel Aviv apartment to help pay his NIS 5,000 a month mortgage. He first learned about the website from a friend who used it to rent out his two apartments.