Prostitution policy: Nordic Model

Ministerial Committee approves fines for prostitution clients

Aug 5, 2017
Customers of prostitutes will face NIS 1,500 fine, courts will be able to impose up to NIS 75,300 for repeat offenders if they choose to go to trial; legislation seeks to fund rehabilitation programs and clinics, and increase awareness.

Israel takes a historic step towards the elimination of the economic and sexual exploitation of women and girls in prostitution

July 18, 2017
The Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution (CAP international) strongly welcomes the Israeli Government’s decision to approve two parliamentary bills aimed at criminalising the purchase of sex and at increasing social support and exit options for victims of prostitution.

CAP international commends the outstanding and cross-party work of female Members of the Knesset, and in particular of MKs Zehava Galon(Meretz), Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Habayit Hayehudi), and Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid).
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The Criminal Prohibition of Consumption of Prostitution Services and Community Treatment Bill was approved by the Knesset’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation

July 16, 2017

TFHT – The Task Force on Human Trafficking and Prostitution, a joint project of ATZUM and Kabiri-Nevo-Keidar: “A Historic Step Towards Changing the Face of Israel Society”

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved the proposed Criminal Prohibition of Consumption of Prostitution Services and Community Treatment Bill, 2017, drafted by the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Prostitution and by MKs Shuli Mualem-Refaeli and Zehava Gal-On. The Committee also voted support for parallel measures submitted by MKs Dr. Aliza Lavie (Chair of the Sub-Committee on Sex Trafficking and Prostitution), Aida Toma-Suleiman, and Merav Ben-Ari (Chair of the Committee on Advancing Women’s Status).