"Why do I have this nagging feeling that if the report pertained to Israel, it would already be prominent news in the aforementioned media outlets?" Maybe it is because Israel ranks as one of the most prolific countries for sex slavery and trafficking. You can thank the Russian mob who have moved into Israel. According to the Israel Women?s Network, every year as many as 2000 women from Russia and the former Soviet Union are brought to Israel by organized criminal groups. On top of this, Israel has no specific law against trafficking and prostitution is not illegal.
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from the article: Flourishing Palestinian sex trade exposed in new report