HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HA’ARETZ: 1. ARAB LEAGUE CALLS ON THE UN TO DISPATCH FORCES TO SYRIA SOON.

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2. THE STRIKE IS OVER; PARTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS ONLY FOR CONTRACT WORKERS.

 

 

3. MINISTERS APPROVED: PROSTITUTION CLIENTS TO BE CHARGED AND SENT TO EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS.

 

 

MA’ARIV

1. HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE STATUS OF 100,000 CONTRACT WORKERS.

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2. SOON: IMPRISONMENT FOR CLIENTS OF PROSTITUTION SERVICES.

Ministerial Committee on Legislation approves draft legislation according to which clients that are caught are liable to be imprisoned for six months.

 

 

3. FINANCE MINISTRY: DEFENSE MINISTRY WAGING BASELESS CAMPAIGN.

„Defense budget is higher than ever,” according to Finance Ministry in response to threats to cut Iron Dome.

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

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ATHENS IS BURNING.

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2. LAW TO BAN GOING TO PROSTITUTES.

Punishment for clients that are caught: From educational seminar with escort up to six months’ imprisonment.

YISRAEL HAYOM

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GREECE: RESCUE THE HARD WAY.

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2. MINISTERS APPROVE: PUNISHMENT FOR CLIENTS OF SEX SERVICES.

Legal revolution. Punishments: Participation in seminar and up to six months’ imprisonment.

 

 

WALLA!

1. APPARENT AGREEMENT ON MIGRON EVACUATION: SOME OF THE STRUCTURES WILL NOT BE DEMOLISHED.

State and settlers on verge of signing compromise according to which residents will move to permanent structures in 2-3 years. Settlers satisfied: For the first time in years, a new community has been established by agreement on West Bank.

 

 

NANA10

1. SETTLERS AGREE TO COMPROMISE ON MIGRON EVACUATION.

 

 

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SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

Two papers discuss the proposed legislation that would make the purchase of sexual services a criminal offense, the punishment for which could include imprisonment for up to six months:

Yediot Ahronot avers that, „Whoever thinks that punishing clients will do something for the most exploited population group in the country, which works in the oldest profession on earth, is either naïve or has no real understanding of human nature.” The author contends that, „The punishments to be imposed on clients of prostitution services will have no effect on either supply or demand,” and says that men will be compelled, „to make a greater effort to avoid being caught. The women will be compelled to seek the assistance of questionable pimps who will put a roof over them in exchange for a greater cut of the profits they reap in blood, sweat and tears as they work longer hours to earn a sum that will enable them to live.” The paper advocates legalization as a better solution for prostitutes, „so that they might earn their living under better and safer conditions, without risking their health,” and calls for, „investment in escape routes and education in order to allow them to rebuild their lives.”

Yisrael Hayom hopes the proposed legislation will be quickly passed into law. The author notes that, „Prostitution is currently legal in Israel and it is possible to purchase and consume sexual services freely,” but adds that, „This freedom has a price and the price is paid by the women engaged in prostitution. The price is severe damage, the existence of which is attested to in empirical studies, the testimony of women engaged in prostitution and medical and legal data.” The paper asserts that, „Respecting the choice of those women who, maybe, freely choose prostitution and are interested in working as it is not enough to allow a phenomenon that causes so much damage to so many other women.”

[Note: While brothels and pimping are illegal in Israel, as is trafficking in women, prostitution itself is not.] __________

Ma’ariv believes that, „The catastrophic situation in Syria attests

more than ever to the fateful mistake of those senior defense establishment officials who called for a quick agreement with Assad.” The author says that Israel is very fortunate that the deal that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to broker in 2008, in which the Golan Heights would have been returned to Damascus, fell through.

 

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