Lawyers offer free housing advice to baffled English-speaking immigrants
Shiri Malki is one of a relatively small number of lawyers in private practice in Israel who provide pro-bono legal aid to English-speaking new immigrants.
Landlord horror stories abound in Israel. One evicted a French immigrant and changed the lock on his apartment door just two days after he missed his rent payment; another advertised a storage facility as a livable space and rented it to an immigrant for NIS 6,000 per month; and another demanded that an Australian immigrant living in one section of a divided apartment pay the electricity and water...
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