MKs to Discuss Legalized Prostitution
(IsraelNN.com) Members of the Knesset's Subcommittee on the Trafficking in Women will meet Monday to discuss a proposal that would legalize prostitution in Israel. MK Elhanon Glazer (Gil Pensioners Party) suggests that some brothels be given permission to operate.
The brothels would be required to ensure their workers' health, maintain a high standard of sanitary conditions, and to prevent minors from entering the facility. Those with a criminal background would not be granted authorization to run a prostitution ring.
MKs will discuss nations that have legalized prostitution, such as Germany, Holland, and Australia, and will discuss the implications of legalizing prostitution in Israel. MK Glazer said Sunday that his proposal "will add Israel to the list of enlightened countries that have legalized prostitution."