The advantage of the government-sponsored bill is that funding to enforce the law and rehabilitate sex workers has the government's support in advance.
While prostitution in Israel is legal, pimping and brothels remain outside the law.
The Knesset's subcommittee on the subject of trafficking and prostitution met to discuss the government's efforts on further stamping out human trafficking.
Group seeks to lift veil from taboo topic in communities ruled by strict Jewish law.
A 16-year-old girl from Ashkelon was arrested on suspicion of extorting, abusing, and forcing a 13-year-old girl into prostitution.
A survey by the Labor and Social Services Ministry for a report found an estimated 500 soldiers involved in prostitution, with at least six cases in the past year.
The army should set a moral example and act to stamp out prostitution in its midst, work to save these soldiers and recover them.