Prostitution and the white-slave trade in Palestine at the beginning of the twentieth century

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The article describes the white-slave trade in women, which was conducted in early twentieth-century Palestine. Alroey attempts to trace the root causes of this phenomenon, and to place it within the wider historical context. He argues that the white-slave trade in women in Palestine was an integral part of the global trafficking in women during that period. Moreover, it was inseparable from the realities of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and from the mass migration of peoples that began in the second half of the nineteenth century. The white-slave trade in Palestine came to an end only when the trade as a whole came to an end. But with the renewal of the waves of immigration to the State of Israel at the end of the twentieth century, it was renewed in all its ugliness and cruelty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProstitution, pornography and trafficking in women
Subtitle of host publicationIsrael's blood money
EditorsEsther Hertzog, Erella Shadmi
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429431289
ISBN (Print)1138364584
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge research in gender and society ; 75


  • Human trafficking -- Israel
  • Pornography -- Israel
  • Prostitution -- Israel
  • Sex-oriented businesses -- Israel


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