Abarham Lincoln’s oft-cited quote that people “can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer” may be apocryphal, but it rang true in Tel Aviv Monday night.
At the behest of the municipality, some 20 bars on Dizengoff street offered patrons a buy-one-get-one-free deal to encourage Israelis to get back to their routines in the aftermath of Friday’s deadly shooting attack.
“The terrorists want people to be afraid, so the weapon that citizens have against terrorism is to continue our daily lives,” said Anna, a 35-year-old Italian immigrant sipping a beer on Diznegoff square.
Her friend Cosima had mixed feeling about whether or not the event was useful, but admitted that it had spurred her to leave the house.