The housing issue is made worse by the Zionist ideology that builds not to house people but to colonise land. Massive house-building in the West Bank (much of it standing empty) instead of where most people want it, on the coast. And then it gets sold off as real estate as luxury "Holy Land" second-homes.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: Could Israel's middle-class spearhead a national revolution?