The majority of Israeli cab drivers are thieves. It is extremely difficult to feel bad for them when they routinely refuse to use the meter, charge exorbitant rates, intentionally rip-off tourists and non-locals and blatantly disregard speed limits / safe driving. I would rather walk then toss these jackals a shekel.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Tel Aviv taxi drivers protest fuel prices, work conditions