“If you treat us like dogs, we will live in a doghouse across from the Finance Minister,” says Rachel Levi-Davida, who, a year after being evicted from her Amidar public housing apartment, has been sleeping at friends’ and family’s homes, and even a salary is not enough for her to rent a modest apartment in Yavne.
Starting on Saturday evening, Rachel Levi-Davida has begun to live in a doghouse across from Finance Minister Lapid’s home in the upscale Ramat Aviv Gimel neighborhood. The “protest tent” – the doghouse facing the Finance Minister’s home – was inaugurated at 10pm.
Finance Minister Lapid is the person who can change the system, but chooses to perpetuate a market in which many workers cannot even manage to rent an apartment or purchase basic necessities, explains Rabbis for Human Rights regarding the actions of Rachel, whom they have been working with for several years. There are many more workers like Rachel whose wages do not cover basic necessities no matter how you do the math. For more information on this issue.
Watch: Schnauzers protest at Minister Lapid’s home [in Hebrew]