Miriam Berger, The Guardian
In this divided city, an Arabic name can severely limit the ability to find a home – and anti-discrimination laws don’t cover private housing.
“It’s very hard as a Palestinian to find a place to rent in west Jerusalem,” says Adi Lustingman, a human rights lawyer at the Jerusalem-based firm of Lustingman & Blank. “Many [Palestinian] people that I’ve talked to just find it very, very hard to find someone who will be willing to rent [them] a house. And sometimes they need to have a friend to be the formal person to rent.”