Vice Squad
Friday, March 18, 2005
Prostitution Ads Bring Fines in Israel

Prostitution per se is not illegal in Israel, though solicitation and living off the proceeds are prohibited. (Here's another opportunity to note that I am not a lawyer and everything I say could be wrong, wrong, wrong: do not rely upon anything you see in Vice Squad!) Recently, running ads for prostitution services has also been made illegal, and newspapers found guilty of publishing such ads have now been fined: "For the first time in Israel, major newspapers have been fined for advertising prostitution services, and senior managers in charge of the advertising sections have been penalized."

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