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Israel advances bill aimed at halting prostitution

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Knesset committee unanimously approved a bill that would levy severe punishment on consumers of sexual services in Israel. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation advanced the measure to the full Knesset on Sunday; a preliminary vote...

Israel must criminalize the purchase of sexual services

By Gili Varon, JTA February 2, 2012

RAMAT GAN, Israel -- In Israel, an estimated 15,000 individuals are involved in prostitution, including 5,000 under the age of 18, according to reports shared with the Task Force on Human Trafficking by Knesset member Orit Zuaretz of the Kadima Party,...

Demonstrations to press Israel on prostitution

JTA January 31, 2012

Demonstrations to put international pressure on Israeli lawmakers to criminalize the purchase of sexual services in Israel are set to be held in four major cities worldwide. Organized by the ATZUM-Justice Works social activism organization, the protests...

First egalitarian minyan held in Knesset synagogue

JTA January 25, 2012

JERUSALEM—A Conservative minyan was held reportedly for the first time at the Knesset synagogue. Leaders from the Conservative movement of North America met Tuesday with Israeli lawmakers at the Knesset building in Jerusalem. Following the meeting,...

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