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