Tales From an Apartment Renter’s Hell, A.k.a. Tel Aviv

Ads list $1,000 apartments without a bathroom, without a kitchen sink; demands that the renter purchase the furniture, the floor - yet it’s strictly, always, a landlord’s market.

If you think that the housing market in your city is rough, that the prices are impossibly high, take a look at the hell that is better known as the rental apartment market in Tel Aviv. This is a city in which landlords and landladies can do whatever they damn well please, and where those who rent...