News Briefs

  11/15/2009, Cheshvan 28, 5770

Netanyahu Takes Aim at Teen Alcohol

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel is facing a “plague” as far as alcohol consumption by youth is concerned.

"We will increase the enforcement of the ban on sale of alcohol [to minors] at clubs and bars,” he told the cabinet. “In addition, we will create a public atmosphere against the use of alcohol by education and public activity. We will put aside NIS 27 million for this purpose immediately,” he said.