MK proposes 5-years in jail for posting sex tapes

The bill will be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.

May 19, 2013 02:28
1 minute read.
Yifat Kariv.

Yifat Kariv 370. (photo credit: courtesy knesset)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Disseminating nude photos or videos without the subject’s permission could be punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years, according to a new bill proposed by MK Yifat Kariv.

The bill is an amendment to the Law to Prevent Sexual Harassment and will be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

“Sending these videos or photos are not a prank. They can ruin lives of people and of young girls who could commit suicide or become porn stars against their will,” Kariv said. “This is a dangerous phenomenon that must be stopped.”

According to Kariv’s proposal, filming or photographing a person without him or her knowing, or forcing the person to be filmed and then posting, or disseminating the photos or videos without the subject’s knowledge or agreement, will be considered sexual harassment that carries up to five years in prison.

“The current law does not deal with a phenomenon that is growing more and more common, of films and photos of men or women in intimate moments. It is essential that we curb it and deal with it,” Kariv stated.

The Yesh Atid MK expressed hope that the ministers will vote in favor of the legislation and that more bills will be passed dealing with issues that have come up in recent years because of the Internet and social media.

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN