An alcohol-free bar opened in Jerusalem with municipal funding. Lugar opened in central Jerusalem on Monday with a teetotaling format geared to minors. The initiative was conceived by Mayor Uri Lupolianski following growing evidence that youths in Jerusalem, including many foreigners on study visits, were increasingly abusing lax controls on alcohol consumption in public places. Lupolianski said he hoped other cities in Israel would emulate the Lugar pilot.
Jerusalem opens alcohol-free bar