One woman's journey to the bleak Israeli underworld - and back
It’s more than a decade since ‘Alma’ gave up prostitution and drugs, but still acutely physical revulsion as she describes the severe violence and exploitation she experienced during a period of more than 17 years.
The expression on Alma's face turns somber. She repeats worriedly the name of the woman she was given in the urgent phone call. "A prostitute I deal with has just been found dead," she says when she puts the phone down. She falls silent, lights a cigarette and draws on it deeply. "This is the reality of women in prostitution," she says, and adds: "To this day I have no idea how I survived...
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