Drinking age in Israel
Different countries have different legal drinking ages, and that’s just the way it is. There’s no global ban on alcohol, like a world prohibition, similar to the way that the United States banned alcohol in 1919. There’s also no legal worldwide drinking age limit. All the drinking ages for the separate countries are distinct, and they are set by the governments of the several countries themselves. Even in conglomerations like the EU, where several laws are shared, the drinking ages are set separately by the countries.
Furthermore, to complicate the issue, there are different purchase, possession, and drinking ages in some countries. To even complicate the issue further, there are sometimes different ages for certain kinds of alcohol. There are different ranges for different kinds of alcohol because some kinds of alcohol are a lot stronger and more powerful than others. They can be extremely dangerous if too much is drunk. It’s tough on minors to have to wait until a certain age to get spirits, but they can still get beer and wine to have a good time with friends in many countries. It’s not so terrible, for many countries though, because many people can drink hard liquor at 18. Therefore, they can go out and celebrate graduation with some hard alcohol. It’s not like it is in the United States where is a high, 21-year-old age limit for all kinds of alcohol, for the public purchase and possession thereof, but not necessarily the private alcohol consumption inside of a home.
In Israel, the legal drinking age is 18, and it’s not legal to sell alcohol between the hours of 11 and 6. That is, 11 PM and 6 AM. There are probably lots of compelling reasons why it’s not good to sell alcohol between the hours of 11 PM and 6 AM. One of the reasons is that it keeps irresponsible kids from drinking late into the night when they’re more likely to get into trouble. Israel is one of the only countries with prohibitions on certain times when people can buy alcohol. 11 PM is a pretty early hour to stop the sale of alcohol. However, that ban only applies to restaurants and pubs. The law also says that minors can’t be served alcohol. The law doesn’t say that minors can’t drink though, and it’s not against the law for minors to imbibe.
Israel is a country rife with conflict, but its alcohol is some of the finest in the world. The Jewish people are masters of brewery, and their ancient brew-making secrets are still alive and at work in Israel, where Israeli residents 18 and up, and tourists 18 years old and older, can sample some of the finest alcohol in the world. Even though Israel doesn’t have an international reputation like Germany or Belgium for its alcohol, the fact remains that it has some of the finest ale in the Middle East, rivaling Europe in its awesome brews and excellent recipes for beer.