Haaretz is reporting on a survey indicating that 65% of Israelis believe prostitution should be legalized
At first, it seems like Israeli society has reached a new moral low. But read this:
A prostitute who had been a victim of trafficking testified that since arriving in Israel by way of Romania, under a false name, she was bought and sold five times. She said she was forced to receive between seven and 15 clients a day, each of whom paid her NIS 150, and all of which was taken by her pimp.
“I was treated like trash, as if I were an object,” she said. “I got to the point where I thought I had no life.”
Israelis aren’t necessarily voicing their support for the trade itself, but rather for ending the inhumane and illegal treatment these women are receiving at the hands of pimps and traffickers. Still, I think a crack-down on the scum that are abusing these women is more socially appropriate than giving the prostitutes their working papers.