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  11/21/2013, Kislev 18, 5774

After Marriage Law, MKs Eye Age of Consent


Several MKs have announced support for a bill that would criminalize sexual relationships between teenagers aged 16-18 and significantly older adults. The bill was submitted to the Knesset just hours after famous Israeli singer Eyal Golan was revealed as the previously anonymous celebrity accused of having had consensual sex with two girls ages 14-15.

While the timing has led to suggestions that the bill is mere populism, the MKs behind it say it will provide older teenagers with needed protection from exploitation.