The US State Department on Tuesday, 19 June 2012, issued its 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. For the first time, the State of Israel ranked in the First Tier of countries in the context of the struggle against trafficking in persons.
The Justice Ministry released a statement that “it is pleased that Israel’s achievements in this struggle have been recognized. Government ministries, the Knesset and NGO’s worked together in order to bring about genuine change. The recognition of these efforts is a milestone for the State of Israel and Israeli society.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)