human trafficking in israel

Seedy Tel Aviv strip club to be new center for female empowerment

Formerly home to the Coliseum, the urban landmark at the end of Ben-Gurion Boulevard has lately been associated with The Pussycat Club - a seedy strip joint.

Refugees in Israel

Tentative allies lead the Mideast anti-trafficking effort

Creative and determined: a program makes a difference


Police investigating Israeli baby trafficking case involving rabbi's wife

The rabbi's wife served as the guardian of a young Haredi woman who was in advanced pregnancy at the time.

A prostitute in Israel waiting for a client.

Knesset approves NIS 90 million for rehabilitation of sex workers

The Knesset's move follows the passage in December of a law criminalizing the hiring of sex workers.

Strip club

Lap dances on the way to becoming criminal offense

"The lap dances, posing for years as ‘an innocent dance’ are essentially a sexual act of physical contact intending to please customers.”

Police chat near a patrol car

Police arrest five Israelis suspected of sex trafficking

The arrests follow a months-long undercover investigation by the Israel Police, conducted in cooperation with Interpol and the Belorussian police forces.

US State Dept: Israel in top level group working to end human trafficking

The Knesset's subcommittee on the subject of trafficking and prostitution met to discuss the government's efforts on further stamping out human trafficking.

Sexual Abuse

Court orders prostitution ringleader kept in custody

To avoid obstruction of justice, prostitution ringleader is to stay behind bars.

A surgeon puts a plastic bag containing a kidney into a box after an operation to extract organs.

Israel Special Investigations Unit busts organ trafficking ring

According to the Ministry of Health 823,264 Israeli citizens are registered organ donors as of 2015, which is only 14% of the country’s adult population.

Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie

Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking

Aliza Lavie: "These women are victims of society, and society must give them back their dignity and allow them to continue to live."

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