Between Arak and a Hard Place Israeli Arak-lovers in a Panic as Cost of Beloved Spirit Set to Double

'If there’s no arak, let them drink Remy Martin,' quips critic of alcohol tax reform, which will significantly raise prices of cheaper drinks while lowering rate on high-grade alcohol.

Arak lovers are in a panic. The price of the anise-based liquor that has become Israel’s national drink is to double on July 1, following reforms in the pricing of alcoholic beverages.