For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. -Isaiah 2:3
Israel needs your help to see righteous legislation go forth from Zion. Israel has been entrusted with a mandate to bless the nations and there is an opportunity in the coming weeks for the passage of an important anti-prostitution bill in the Knesset translated as “The Prohibition of the Purchase of Sexual Services”. This bill criminalizes the client and can set a precedent for purity, creating a ripple effect in the nations of the earth. There is a strong correlation between prostitution and trafficking. The passage of this bill would be a significant blow to the lucrative trafficking industry in Israel which generates an estimated one billion dollars annually. It would hinder both the cover and ease which enable the oppression of women to operate freely.
Prostitution is currently legal in Israel. It is estimated that there are one million visits to 10,000 prostituted women in Israel every month. This is in a country with a population of only seven million.Many of these clients “visit” more than once a month.
Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute; lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of wickedness.-Leviticus 19:29
The Israeli government stands on the threshold of a historic opportunity, an opportunity to close the door to wickedness and bring a blessing to the nation of Israel. Your involvement is crucial. On February 12th, the bill will be presented to the Israeli Ministerial Committee, known as the Knesset Committee. The decisions and recommendations of this committee have profound influence on the vote of the full Knesset. Israel’s democracy is extraordinarily responsive to their citizens and the concerns of the global community; your voice is crucial. Your impact will be most effective by joining us in the following three initiatives.
Pray: Cover the ministers and 119 Knesset members in prayer, that they may defend the cause of victims who are being exploited and oppressed. We are asking you to mobilize prayer for this issue as it is the only foundation for justice to be established upon.
Social Network: spread the word. Raise awareness concerning Israel’s opportunity to address and effectively combat trafficking through the passage of this bill. Please tweet, Facebook or repost this blog and the link below.
Write: Israel takes human rights issues very seriously; therefore it is essential for public support to be raised on behalf of this issue. For this purpose a petition has been drafted to be sent to the Knesset Committee. Your voice can play a significant role in the debate and vote of the Committee on February 12th.