A Tel Aviv beach. Tomer Appelbaum

Thanks to This Man, You Don't Have to Pay to Go to the Beach in Israel

'It upset me to pay for something that should have come to me by right,' says Moshe Puterman, whose risky trip to the seaside six decades ago is why most Israeli beaches don't charge entry fees.

The bathing season officially began in Israel in mid-May. People can go to most of the country’s beaches for free. But that’s not something we should take for granted: In the past, local authorities here...

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