The Pussycat, which has long been strongly suspected of housing a brothel, 'encourages the abuse of women and is a nuisance to neighbors in the vicinity'
It's not as harsh as Sweden's legislation, but after years of a wink from the police and the legal system, the new approach has a chance to smash Israel's sex industry
‘I Feel Like an Ashtray’ Prostitution Survivors' Poems on Display in Tel Aviv Tell Stories of Hardship and Hope
Vika, who turned to prostitution to feed her hungry daughter, says she started writing 'to break free' while coming off of drugs
There are only two shelters for Arab women, lawmakers are dragging their feet, police are underperforming and above it all a cloud of racism hangs
Pole dancers performing in strip clubs, dancers without faces, women in painful articles of clothing – a recent exhibition presented the dehumanizing nature of sex work, and did so in one of the Tel Aviv compounds where the industry still thrives
The asylum-seeker community in Israel is in a state of crisis and its women and teenage girls are paying an increasingly heavy price
In one case, which is by no means rare, Yasmin tells of a 15-year old shepherd girl who fell pregnant after being gang-raped, without being aware of the pregnancy
State Prosecutor's office issues new directive clamping down on such activities in the country's strip clubs, stating that under some circumstances dances could be considered an illegal 'act of prostitution'
The government-sponsored bill does not go as far as the Swedish model, which criminalizes johns, but it is a positive step forward
In choosing fines rather than criminalization, Israeli Justice Minister is hiding behind the failures of other, flopped, anti-prostitution laws
It’s hard to believe that the culture minister perceives a threat from women who have learned, for the first time, to hold a camera and look at the reality of their lives
Human rights in Israel cannot be restricted to Jewish women only
Meet Natasha, the transgender former prostitute who has begun to heal through 'Turning the Tables,' a therapeutic organization where she 'found myself creating rather than destroying for the first time'
Adam Ahmed fled the massacre in Sudan in 2004 and survived a bloodbath in Egypt, yet is afraid to walk the streets of Tel Aviv. His memoir takes readers on an insightful journey into life in exile
'Sofia' was lured to Israel and forced into sex work; now separated from her son’s Israeli father, she faces expulsion
Police believe he sought services of another prostitute instead of getting help, and the delay caused woman’s death
What will it take to speed up the advancement of legislation to criminalize the clients of prostitution and the rehabilitation of those working in prostitution?
Real estate projects at the old central bus station, a stronger police presence and a bill incriminating customers are changing the area for the better
Often pimps and crime organizations prefer to use hotels as a substitute for brothels to blur their involvement and evade the enforcement authorities
Many of the women survived torture in Sinai and are single mothers in Israel with no support from the state
With her firm, feminist ruling to shut down a strip joint, a Tel Aviv judge has exposed the hellish, demeaning reality of the sex industry and the euphemisms used to whitewash it
Nina Pirshet, who ran the site and received millions of shekels from pimps and sex workers, also tried to persuade women to become prostitutes
Eight of those arrested are women; their two brothels had an estimated total income in excess of $28 million over several years
Hiring Bias, Lack of Role Models Lead More Israeli Transgender Women Into Sex Work, at a Younger Age
Rotem hit the streets when she was only 14 ■ Carol fears the police ■ Melanie wants a normal job, but no one will hire her ■ Heartbreaking stories from the street
M. died of an overdose on a busy Friday morning, bypassers sidestepping her prone body. A charity worker who befriended the 21-year-old says women in prostitution continue dying far from society’s gaze.
After 70 years of writing, a collection of essays exploring the oeuvre of Sami Michael has finally been published. It takes us back to the source, to the pellucid waters of the spring from which Israeli protest literature still drinks.
Homeless man near Tel Aviv central bus station: 'Anyone who thinks that homeless people are on the streets by choice and out of an urge for adventure is a romantic who is cut off from reality.'
Throughout all its years of existence, the human rights NGO has tried to create a dialogue with Israeli society and the Israeli media, but has suffered from jaded reactions, alienation and incitement.
Abuse more, pay less: The internet is the new pimp.
The prostitution scene illustrates the abusive and destructive balance of power between consumers and those caught up in its vicious cycle.