Most Israelis support the concept of government-controlled prostitution, a survey found. Conducted by pollster Mina Tzemach, the survey was presented this week to a joint meeting of the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women and the parliamentary inquiry committee against the trafficking of women, the Jerusalem Post reported. Among 500 Israelis polled, 65 percent agreed that prostitution should be supervised by public health officials, and 60 percent said prostitutes should receive social benefits.
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