In Jaffa, gentrification stokes discord as Arabs pushed out
By Ilan Ben Zion, AP
Ravit Hananel, a professor of urban policy at Tel Aviv University, said the Israeli government has been ridding itself of public housing since the 1980s as it abandoned the country’s socialist roots and adopted neo-liberal, capitalist policies. She said the government pledged to address housing issues after mass social justice protests in 2011. But she said the response has been to push for more privatization, further hurting the disadvantaged.