Building starts in 2017 will be far less than Israel needs, despite the government's promises.
Three months ago we hailed "the steepest price fall since 2007". Now it turns out there was no such thing.
Clue: 181,000 babies were born in Israel in 2016, and 24,000 immigrants arrived.
Bottom line, your nation's poor come before the rich people of another country.
For Housing Minister Uri Ariel, the current housing shortage supersedes attempts to reach peace with the Palestinians and the Americans.
Nationwide foreign residents account for a negligible number of purchases but in some Jerusalem neighborhoods they account for 40% of purchases.
Uri Ariel has realized all to quickly that the power of the housing minister in Israel is mostly in pompous and populist statements to the media.