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  • Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

    August 9, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Sheldon Adelson’s $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino magnate approved of prostitution.


  • Ten Ways to Distinguish Yourself From a Hooker

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 22, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    A few weeks back, my boyfriend offered to pay my health insurance premiums.  I am unusually poor right now, which I’ve discovered doesn’t well suit me, so I have slowly been dwindling down what little savings I have to almost nothing.  Essentially, if I don’t sell a screenplay...

  • Strauss-Kahn held in French prositution probe

    February 21, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned by police on Tuesday over his dealings with an alleged prostitution ring that was run from the northern French city of Lille and organised sex parties in Paris, Brussels and Washington.

    Strauss-Kahn, a former finance minister...

  • Letters to the Editor: JCC closure, Kosher Jesus and prostitution

    February 15, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    Effects of JCC Closure Widely Felt

    Every morning I take my kids to school at The JCC at Milken. As we enter the Early Childhood Center, we are greeted by the teachers, the secretary and the director, who have become family through the years.

    We are in disbelief and frustrated...

  • Israel advances bill aimed at halting prostitution

    February 13, 2012 | 10:33 am

    A Knesset committee unanimously approved a bill that would levy severe punishment on consumers of sexual services in Israel.

    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation advanced the measure to the full Knesset on Sunday; a preliminary vote is scheduled for Wednesday.

    Under the bill,...

  • Opinion: Israel must criminalize purchase of sex

    February 8, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    In Israel, an estimated 15,000 individuals are involved in prostitution, including 5,000 under the age of 18, according to reports shared with the Task Force on Human Trafficking by Knesset member Orit Zuaretz of the Kadima Party, as well as other experts and activists. The reports...

  • Demonstrations to press Israel on prostitution

    January 31, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Demonstrations to put international pressure on Israeli lawmakers to criminalize the purchase of sexual services in Israel are set to be held in four major cities worldwide.

    Organized by the ATZUM-Justice Works social activism organization, the protests will be held Feb. 5 outside...

  • Strauss-Kahn wants hearing in French prostitution scandal

    November 16, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn reportedly is urging French magistrates to speak with him as soon as possible about a prostitution scandal in which he has been implicated.

    Dubbed “The Carlton Affair,” the scandal involves the luxury Carlton Hotel, a Lille establishment that reportedly...

  • Documentary explores UCLA alumna’s past as a child prostitute

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 20, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    In David Sauvage's documentary short, "Carissa," a 31-year-old graduate of UCLA's law and business schools visits a rundown hotel on Fresno's "motel drive," where underage girls work the streets. "I feel so torn up that I come back here and it's still the same, or worse," Carissa...
  • Israeli twist emerges in Spitzer sex scandal

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 12, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A fast-rising Democratic governor, an out-of-control sex drive and an Israeli enabler -- it feels like deja vu all over again on the Hudson.

    Just four years after the then-governor of New Jersey, James McGreevey, resigned amid revelations of an affair with his Israeli-born...

  • Sex slavery—in Israel!—is a serious problem

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In Israel, sex trafficking remains a very serious problem.

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, women have been abducted or tricked into coming to Israel, only to be enslaved as prostitutes against their will.

    Some 80 percent of the prostitutes in Israel are victims of...