Prostitution in Israel

Prostitution in Israel

Prostitution in Israel is legal but pimping, maintaining brothels and trafficking is illegal.cite news |first=Raffi |last=Berg |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title=Israel's fight against sex trafficking |url= |format= |work= |publisher= BBC News |location=Jerusalem |id= |pages= |page= |date=2007-11-06 |accessdate=2008-01-14 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ]

According to a 2005 Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, about 3000 to 5000 women are smuggled annually into Israel and sold into prostitution. Most of the prostitutes come of Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Russia and many are smuggled through Egypt.cite news |first=Miri |last=Hasson |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title= Israel's sex trade booming |url=,7340,L-3062297,00.html |format= |work= |publisher=Yedioth Internet |location=Tel Aviv |id= |pages= |page= |date=2005-03-23 |accessdate=2008-01-14 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ] cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title=Israel women trafficking soars |url= |format= |work= |publisher=BBC News |location= |id= |pages= |page= |date=2005-03-24 |accessdate=2008-01-14 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ] In 2007, a report by the Knesset's Committee on the Status of Women reported that in recent years the number of trafficked women had dropped to less than 1,000.Citation| url= |publisher=U.S. State Department|title=Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007| date=June 2007]


External links

* [ We must address Israeli prostitution as our problem]
* [ Protection Project]
* [ Court rescinds ruling funding disabled man's brothel visits]
* [ The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality]

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