Distributing intimate photos - now a sexual harassment crime in Israel

According to a new law recently enacted by the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), distributing sexual images of a person, either coercively or without his or her knowledge, will be considered sexual harassment, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. The perpetrator will be deemed a sexual offender and the victim will be recognized as a sexual harassment victim. The bill was proposed by Knesset Member Yifat Kariv, following an incident that was brought to her attention, where a young women was pictured having sex with her partner. After the two broke-up, the videos were distributed to tens of thousands of WhatsApp users. Source: Ynet (in Hebrew, by Moran Azulay).