Israel that bastion of democracy ,participates in the exploitation of human beings by inadequately fighting human trafficking. Israel the nation that alleges itself to be "God ordained" a nation built on land that is allegedly "god given" Inhabited with followers of Judaism who espouse themselves as "God's Chosen".
What does this news imply about the nation of Israel?
What does this news say to us about God?
Israel ranked with 3rd world nations in human trafficking
The US State Department on Tuesday published its annual Trafficking in Persons report, ranking Israel in the same category as Pakistan and Rwanda.
The reports states that "Israel is a destination-country for men and women subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking".
"Some, face conditions of forced labor, including through such practices as the unlawful withholding of passports, restrictions on movement, inability to change or otherwise choose one’s employer, nonpayment of wages, threats, sexual assault, and physical intimidation," the report read.
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."Some face conditions of forced labor, including through such practices as the unlawful withholding of passports, restrictions on movement, inability to change or otherwise choose one’s employer, nonpayment of wages, threats, sexual assault, and physical intimidation," the report read.
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.
The State Department report takes Israel to task for not complying with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Israel is not in full compliance with the minimum international standards to prevent human trafficking, but it is making efforts to bring itself up to par, the U.S. State Department said.
Israel's was classified in the State Department's annual report on human trafficking released Monday as a "tier two" country, the second ranking in four possible categories. It was the fifth year in a row that Israel has received the tier two ranking after improving in 2007.According to the report, men and women, mostly migrants, are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking in Israel.
Israel, not even doing the bare minimum required to prevent human trafficking.
This is not really a surprise given the level of abuse Israel visits upon the Palestinians.
The complete disregard for humanity. The murders of the first flotilla participants.
The murders of peace activists.
What a disconnect from the reality of Israel's conduct and the media's coverage of Israel's conduct within civilized society?