For the non-Hebrew speakers out there, municipal elections are creeping up in Holy Land Central (HLC). In recent years Tel Aviv has morphed into an overpriced urbana with sky high rents, sky high apartment complexes, soaring real estate values and SUV’s parked on sidwalks (San Francisco pre-dot.com fallout, anyone?).
Thing is, this isn’t New York, London or even San Fran (where there IS rent control). This is Tel Aviv. The campaign is a good one. The participants are all letting viewers know that while Tel Aviv “is not their city anymore” it could be if candidate Dov Hanin is elected mayor.