The article describes the white-slave trade in women, which was conducted in early twentieth-century Palestine. Alroey attempts to trace the root causes of this phenomenon, and to place it within the wider historical context. He argues that the white-slave trade in women in Palestine was an integral part of the global trafficking in women during that period. Moreover, it was inseparable from the realities of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and from the mass migration of peoples that began in the second half of the nineteenth century. The white-slave trade in Palestine came to an end only when the trade as a whole came to an end. But with the renewal of the waves of immigration to the State of Israel at the end of the twentieth century, it was renewed in all its ugliness and cruelty.