I've recently seen several news articles that claim that Israel has no restrictions on liquids in hand luggage. E.g. The Telegraph
“I have certain issues with their approach, but Israel is one of the very few countries that refused to adopt the liquids, aerosols and gels regime. You can go through the airport there with them because they say if you’re a law abiding citizen why shouldn’t you?”
Similar article from Western Journalism:
No TSA-naked-scanners are to be found in the Israeli national airport, and you don’t have to take your shoes off; liquids in your hand luggage won’t be confiscated. The whole process of the carry-on luggage and body screening takes place before you go to the passport control and are allowed to proceed to the gate.”
However reading up El Al's baggage policies it seems that the rules are different:
The volume of each container containing the liquid cannot exceed 100 ml (3.4 oz)
All items must be packed together in a reseal-able plastic bag
The contents of the bag cannot exceed 1 liter
Which is pretty much the same as with any other European airline. So the questions are:
- Is it true that Israel allows an unlimited amount of liquids in hand luggage?
- If so, on which airlines/flights are you allowed to make use of this liberal policy?