Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery in Israel

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Women Jews made into sex slaves in human trafficking rings

In order to understand the following series of articles, one has to know and understand that Jews (religious and atheistic) are taught, and truly believe, that only Jews are ‘real humans and the rest of the world (8 billion of us) are soulless beasts, mere chattel for their use, with no redeeming qualities and inherently evil. They not only are taught, and truly believe, that it is ethical to lie to, cheat and steal from, oppress and murder us, but that it is a ‘mitzvah’ or religiously a good thing to do so! For many years Israel had no laws against human trafficking or slavery, because it didn’t have to – no one had paid enough attention, or shone a light onto its horrific practices. That is not to mention the fact that they see us as being ‘lucky’ to be their slaves. As you will see from the series below, it is only when threatened with sanctions by the United States that Israel started making half-hearted gestures about human trafficking and slavery. And you will see why their wholly inadequate law is the way it is, and why trafficked women made into sex slaves by Jews don’t testify against these evil people.

Observe the manner in which Jewish men, in this case police, not only justify Jewish human trafficking of Gentile women for sex slavery, but blame these women. Outrageous psychopaths!

The police collude with the Jewish criminal gangs that operate massive scale human trafficking for sex slavery – but only Gentile women. This is why these Jewish police lie, obfuscate, justify, deflect, dissemble and attempt to portray their policing as a) having a good effect, b) not shutting down the brothels (which are illegal even under the Israeli laws) because they somehow cannot, c) pretending that these Gentile women wanted be sex slaves of Jews and d) as these Gentile women are deserving of their fate at the hands of evil Jewish pimps (all pimps are evil!) because these Gentile women are in the country “illegally” as if they had a choice.

Human traffickers very often drug women to ensure ‘quiet’ as they are smuggled across countries and create a situation of drug addiction of the Gentile women in sex slavery – they must ‘service’ Jewish men in order to eat, they cannot eat until they imbibe the drug. This keeps the women sex slaves compliant and reliant on their evil Jewish pimps for food – and drugs – and lessens the likelihood that they will escape and report their evil pimps to the police, who are typically bribed by the evil human traffickers and pimps.

Human trafficking report ranks Israel with 3rd world nations

US State Department annual Trafficking in Persons report paints grim picture of phenomenon, states ‘Israel is destination-country for men, women subjected to forced labor, sex trafficking’
28 June, 2011 Yedioth Ahronoth
In bad company – The US State Department on Tuesday published its annual Trafficking in Persons report, ranking Israel in the same category as Pakistan and Rwanda.

According to the report findings, “The Government of Israel does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking.”

In addition, it is stated that “many labor recruitment agencies in source countries and in Israel require workers to pay recruitment fees typically ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 – a practice making workers highly vulnerable to trafficking or debt bondage once working in Israel.”

The report notes that “an increased number of migrants [read: humans trafficked via Egypt by Jews though they try to blame Bedouins] (approximately 14,000) crossed into Israel in 2010 from the Sinai, compared with approximately 5,000 in 2009.”

Israel is not included in the list of western democratic states in terms of fulfilling the minimal standards required to battle human trafficking – a list which includes western Europe, United States, Canada and Australia.

Instead, Israel is placed in Tier 2, alongside countries such as Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Oman and Sierra Leone.

Israel is a destination country for men and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Low-skilled workers from China, Romania, Turkey, Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India migrate voluntarily and legally to Israel for contract labor in the construction, agriculture, and health care industries. Some, however, subsequently face conditions of forced labor, including the unlawful withholding of passports, restrictions on movement, non-payment of wages, threats, and physical intimidation.

U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2009

[Human] Trafficking in Israel

Task Force on Human Trafficking
Israel is a destination country for human trafficking. Women and children are brought into the country every year to be exploited as modern day slaves.

Rates of human trafficking in Israel are alarmingly high though the exact extent is not known. Nearly all of the trafficking victims in Israel come from the former Soviet Union . Most victims enter the country through Israel ’s border with Egypt . Once in Israel , victims are often sold and resold to pimps and brothel owners who force them to work in slave-like conditions. At every stage in the process, the victims are abused and exploited, often suffering severe beatings, rape and even starvation.

Israel has made limited progress in the fight against human trafficking but more can and must be done. Significant resources must be dedicated to combating trafficking in Israel in the areas of prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Israel & International – August 16 – Moment of Silence for Trafficking Victims; International Day Against Trafficking

On August 16, it will be five years since two trafficking victims from the former Soviet Union were burned to death in a brothel in Tel Aviv. The tragedy occurred because the women were locked in the house and had no way out, which is common in the trafficking business. There are also three other known cases of deaths of trafficking victims in Israel: one woman from Ukraine and two others from Russia. In memory of the harrowing event that took place on August 16, 2000, the Israeli Coalition Against Trafficking in Women has proposed to proclaim this date as the International Memorial Day for Trafficking Victims.

ISRAEL: Still a destination for human trafficking

18 June 2009 IRIN
The latest US State Department report on trafficked persons, released on 16 June, says Israel is still a destination for men and women trafficked for forced labour and sexual exploitation.

Women from the former Soviet Union and China are still being trafficked across the border with Egypt into Israel for forced prostitution by organized criminal groups.

According to local NGOs, such as Isha L’iash and Moked, each year several hundred women in Israel – many of them foreigners – are trafficked within the country for commercial sexual exploitation, according to the report.

In 2006 Israel was put on the US State Department’s Tier 2 watch list and has been described as a “prime destination for trafficking” by both the State Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Sex trafficking in Israel

25 Nov. 2007 Human Trafficking Project
This is from a recent BBC article on the problem of trafficking in women to Israel:

During the height of the phenomenon, from the beginning of the 1990s to the early years of 2000, an estimated 3,000 women a year were brought to Israel on the false promise of jobs and a better way of life.

Last year, the United Nations named Israel as one of the main destinations in the world for trafficked women; it has also consistently appeared as an offender in the annual US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (Tip) report. [Tier Two Watchlist- the same as Ukraine]

In all cases, the traffickers – as many as 20 in the chain from recruitment to sale – take away the women’s passports before selling them on to pimps. Sometimes the women are subjected to degrading human auctions, where they are stripped, examined and sold for $8,000-$10,000.

Rinat Davidovych, the director of the Maagan Shelter in Tel-Aviv, is someone who travels the world in the effort to fight human traffiking. She was interviewed for this BBC article:

For years, Israel treated trafficked women as criminals “When they come here they are in a bad condition,” said Rinat Davidovich, the shelter’s director.

“Most have sexual diseases and some have hepatitis and even tuberculosis. They also have problems going to sleep because they remember what used to happen to them at night,” she said. “It’s very hard and it’s a long procedure to start to help and treat them.”

I was lucky enough to have her as a guest in my family’s home last year in Buffalo. This year, I bumped into her at a conference in Kyiv where she presented a host of information about trafficking in Israel. Rinat broke down the statistics of origin for Israel’s sex trafficking victims– Ukraine 21.45%, Moldova 11.24%, Russia 9.2%, and Uzbekistan 5.11%, and now recently, victims are coming from China as well. She also did a thorough review of Israel’s anti-trafficking laws. Up until 2006, the law only included women sex victims and protection was only offered to victims if they agreed to testify against their traffickers and pimps.  [See article directly below to find why sex slaves in Israel won’t do that. -ed] Now, following the threat of sanctions against Israel by the United States, Israel has stepped up their efforts and has included a broader range of trafficking victims under national law. Rinat says that soon, the same protection given to victims of sex trafficking will be provided for those of labor trafficking.

The shelter she directs is a state shelter, and at the moment, only provides assistance to female victims of sex trafficking. Victims must be brought to the shelter by police, or if an NGO refers a victim, they must do so through the police. The shelter provides additional rights to the victim including full medical services, weekly allowances, temporary residence visas, and work placement. Rinat was overloaded with questions about why the state response was so weak, some of which seemed like they were more questions about why she works for the state shelter as opposed to the NGOs. Rinat seemed more hopeful though that through her position, she is able to keep in contact with both NGOs and the government, and that she is able to facilitate communication between both.

One of the things she mentioned has changed though, is that because of the crackdown on sex trafficking in Israel, more of the prostitution and, by extent, the trafficking victims have been moved underground. Now, instead of a place quite obviously being a brothel, it is hidden either as a massage parlor or sauna, forcing NGOs to find more creative ways of reaching victims.

Interior Min. to expel 15 prostitutes who testified against pimps

Ruth Sinai, Haaretz, February 07, 2005
According to the charge sheet against her procurers, she was sold at a Tel Aviv parking lot to the owner of an escort agency, where she worked without being paid, ostensibly to pay for her travel expenses. The young woman cooperated fully with the police and the prosecution, and provided evidence concerning several suspects. As a result, she has received threats and is scared to return to the Ukraine. She also tried to sue Sholkin in a labor court for not paying her, but withdrew her lawsuit after her family – including her 10-year-old half-brother – was threatened.

Sex slavery: Israel’s low but thriving trade

Emma Sabry
Rachel Benziman the legal advisor to the Israeli Women’s network backed up Menuhin’s words by explaining how difficult it is to find witnesses. “It’s not a problem of finding the right section in the criminal code. It is more a problem of finding the women who will testify and finding the motivation”, Benziman said, according to Reuters.

What’s more shocking is that, since 1994, no single woman has testified against any trafficker. Many say this could be attributed to the fact that although women are the victims here, trafficked women are the ones usually arrested as illegal workers, while the men who brought them to Israel, who are usually Israeli, are not.

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – The law guarantees foreign laborers legal status, decent working conditions, health insurance, and a written employment contract; however, some employers forced individual laborers who entered the country, both legally and illegally, to live under conditions that constituted trafficking. While law enforcement agencies have successfully prosecuted employers for labor law violations, including for violations that were tantamount to trafficking, they have not severely penalized labor agencies for trafficking because legislation does not make trafficking illegal if it is for purposes other than prostitution. There were numerous documented cases of foreign laborers living in harsh conditions, subjected to debt bondage, and restricted in their movements.

Organized crime groups trafficked women, primarily from the former Soviet Union, sometimes luring them by offering service sector jobs. Foreign workers came mainly from Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, Turkey, Eastern Europe (Romania), and South and Central America. Some traffickers reportedly sold foreign-origin women to brothels, forced them to live in harsh conditions, subjected them to beatings and rape, and forced them to pay for transportation costs and other “debts” through sexual servitude. According to local NGOs, during the year traffickers brought between one thousand and three thousand women into the country for prostitution. The government reported that during the year, 59 trafficked women resided in the “Maggan” Shelter, and an additional 128 trafficking victims stayed in the detention facilities. The government estimated that at least 682 more women met the basic criteria to be classified as cases of trafficking victims even if they did not so admit.

In October, 2 NGOs claimed there were 200 thousand foreign workers in the country and that 20 percent of these workers were trafficking victims. During the year the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor (ITL) revoked 185 permits to hire foreign workers, opened 1,220 files against employers suspected of violating foreign worker employment laws, and imposed 8,356 administrative fines on employers. Also during the year, the ITL filed 208 criminal indictments against employers, including manpower companies, for violations of labor laws and won 38 judgments against violators.

Police arrest 12 in raid on Israel’s largest human-trafficking ring

Yuval Goren, Ha’aretz, 09.03.2009
At the end of a two-year international investigation, 12 Israelis were arrested yesterday along with over 20 suspects in several other countries.

The investigation was assisted in large part by a former criminal, who was recruited as an undercover agent and infiltrated the trafficking ring on the police’s behalf. He recorded dozens of conversations among the suspected gang members, including some in which Saban allegedly ordered physical violence against, and even murder of, women who refused to work as prostitutes. The gang allegedly recruited thousands of women from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Uzbekistan by promising them work in Israel as waitresses or dancers. The women were then flown to Egypt, and from there they were smuggled across the border by Bedouin.

Women protest Ha’aretz sex ads

The Jerusalem Post, 08/16/2007
TFHT filed a report in June demanding an investigation into the paper and its owner, Amos Schoken. The advertisements in question offer the services of prostitutes, while other ads call for women to work in prostitution in Israel or abroad. According to TFHT head Roni Aloni Sedovnik, advertisements related to prostitution are far more expensive than standard ads and therefore could not be the initiative of prostitutes advertising privately. The ads could only be funded by wealthy organized crime syndicates, she maintained.

Freedom of expression, Sedovnik said, “is subservient to a person’s right not to be enslaved … By giving a stage to pimps and other human traffickers, [the paper is allowing] organized and efficient trading in trafficking victims.” The ads “make the paper complicit in the crime,” she added

Virtual pimps may pay the price

Ofri Ilani, Ha’aretz, 03.07.2007
In December 2000, Zohar set up the Escort Plus Web site, which featured the details of women who could be ordered for paid sex. Zohar received a commission on every order from the site, which was deducted from the fee paid by the clients.

The enterprise, however, did not end there. In 2001 Zohar began traveling to European countries to hire young women. He housed them in apartments in Israel and “marketed” them via the Web site. The indictment details how he purchased two Ukrainian women from a man named Igor, and two Moldavian women from a man named Pasha.

Israel among worst human traffickers

Ruth Eglash, The Jerusalem Post, Apr 25, 2006
Tal Eisenberg, the organization’s legal advisor and coordinator for the center’s Fighting Against Trafficking in Women project told The Jerusalem Post, “It is excellent that the United Nations has recognized that there is such a problem in Israel. I hope that we can learn from the report and that the government will now take more notice of the problem.” She said that many countries did not even know that trafficking takes place within their borders and that Israeli rights organizations had made great progress in combating the problem.

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