Yoav Limor 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy Facebook)
Yoav Limor, Channel 1’s charismatic, fast-talking, highly informed and
well-connected military affairs reporter Yoav Limor is parting company with the
Israel Broadcasting Authority by mutual consent. Limor tendered his resignation
at the end of last week.
Limor said that after nine years with the IBA,
it was time for him to move on to greener pastures.
He was grateful to
the IBA for giving him a warm home he said, and he was leaving many good friends
and colleagues behind.
He was certainly not leaving with any hard
feelings, he insisted, adding that he was a strong believer in public
broadcasting and in its importance to society, and hoped the IBA would once
again become a significant factor in the Israeli media.
Director-General Yoni Ben-Menachem expressed regret that Limor is leaving and
thanked him for his outstanding contribution to the IBA’s news broadcasts. He
also intimated that should Limor ever want to return he would be
No replacement for Limor has yet been announced, but Amir Bar
Shalom who is also a senior military and security reporter for Channel 1, is
likely to take over either permanently or until a suitable successor is found
The rumor going through the IBA corridors is that Limor is
joining the print media full-time.
In tandem with his work at the IBA, he
has been a contributor to the daily free tabloid Israel Hayom
, and there is wide
speculation that he will take up a full time position there.