Israel is set to ban LAP DANCES – declaring them ‘a sexual act of physical contact intended to please’
- Israel aims to end activity that in ‘certain circumstances constitutes prostitution’
- Strip club owners flouting the ban can expect ‘extensive measures’ against them
- Police in Israel have already sent out written notices outlining the policy
Israel wants to ban lap dances in strip clubs after declaring them ‘a sexual act of physical contact intended to please’.
The State Attorney’s office said the move aimed to wipe out an activity that ‘in certain circumstances constitutes prostitution.’
Strip club owners flouting the rules would be committing a criminal offence under the new policy and can expect ‘extensive measures’ to be taken against them, the Deputy State Attorney warned.
Israel wants to ban lap dances in strip clubs after declaring them ‘a sexual act of physical contact intended to please’ (file picture)
Police have sent out written notices outlining the policy.
According to Jpost, Attorney Nitzan Kahana of the Task Force on Human Trafficking backed the move, adding: ‘The treatment to root out prostitution in Israel has begun.
‘Strip clubs are a major part of this industry, not only because of “back rooms” where women are abused for a full sexual act, but also due to the lap dances, posing for years as “an innocent dance” when it is apparent to all that they are essentially a sexual act of physical contact intending to please customers.’
It is the latest move in Israel aimed at fighting what Jpost calls ‘exploitation of women for sexual acts.’
A recent bill was approved allowing customers to be fined for using prostitutes.
It also comes after a couple in Jerusalem were arrested over claims they tricked dozens of eastern European women into travelling to Israel to work in brothels.