04.29.2017 | 3 Iyar, 5777
Protests across the West Bank: Palestinians report dozens inured
For Abbas, meeting with Netanyahu is the easy part
Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria
Arab merchants shut stores in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
Israel planning 15,000 east Jerusalem homes
Netanyahu slams German FM for insulting victims of Holocaust
Peace Now protest blocked by police near Kohav Yaakov
US Senate unanimously signs letter asking UN to address anti-Israel bias
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head
Storming the Labor Party leadership
Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Movie Review: A soft rain permeates ‘After the Storm’
The best of both worlds at Kitchen Bar
Veneziana in Haifa
How do you say slam dunk in Hebrew?
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Soccer: Beersheba looking to clinch championship at Mac TA
Vered helps Beitar leap over Petah Tikva into 3rd place
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Israel’s united and uniting rescue team
A radiant idea
Teen pot smokers run high risk of schizophrenia, Israeli researchers find
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Editor's Notes: Why we are hosting Sebastian Gorka
Column one: Netanyahu’s bold move against Europe
Independence Day: Celebrating the process
Rooted in 3,000 years of history
Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam
New photos emerge of Jewish convert Jenna Jameson's baby
Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers
Assad behind April 4 chemical attack, French intelligence confirms
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
President Trump proclaims May 'Jewish American Heritage Month'
Holland has first Jewish military wedding since Holocaust
Texas Senate passes anti-BDS bill, Gov. expected to sign in May
Outrage over German Foreign Minister's alleged belittling of Holocaust
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
Trump: I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
Ivanka Trump hissed at W20 Summit for defending father
Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Grapevine: Tracing unit
Grapevine: Goldin’s letter
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just a Thought: On sirens
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in bentsching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Savta Suzy and Saba Momi
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
European pro-Israel lobby goes into the lion’s den
Christians, Muslims must live in peace, leading reverend says
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
Joint committee weighs further postponing launch to June.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Leading figures in the project include Izzy Mann, who is the unofficial historian of Israel Radio, Arye Orgad, who is both a radio and television personality, and Raya Admoni, an Israel Radio program producer.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Other employees of Israel Radio and Channel One have had myocardial infarctions in recent weeks, and several others have collapsed without suffering a heart attack.
Public Broadcasting remains controversial issue.
“This worthless agreement was approved by the attorney-general, although no decent one would have approved it.”
By UDI SHAHAM
The agreement is unlikely to be canceled by the court, because Netanyahu received a stamp of approval from Attorney- General Avichai Mandelblit.
By GIL HOFFMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Eight years later, just ahead of March 31, Netanyahu made a deal preventing the new Israel Broadcasting Corporation from being able to control its news division.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The Netanyahu-Kahlon deal helped stave off early elections, pending legislation that will pass in the Knesset in a special recess hearing to be held on Wednesday.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,UDI SHAHAM
All the deal did was switch one group of journalists in the unemployment line with another.
But whatever happens, the Eurovision will still be broadcast on Channel 1.
New broadcaster Kan acquires star journalists
Keren Neubach, the journalist politicians love to hate, named radio host.
“We stand by what we committed to, there is an agreement and legislation will arrive. We won’t allow any harm to be done to democracy, to freedom of expression, or freedom of the press.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Geula Even-Saar to be main news anchor on Kan.
Histadrut declares work dispute at IBA, IBC and within the civil service.
Bennett: “The public doesn’t understand it, people do not understand what you are fighting about.”
Zionist Union MK Amir Peretz, who is of Moroccan descent, said that “what was activated in [Netanyahu] was his racist gene.”
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
This also means an end to English-language broadcasts on Israel’s public service, such as the IBA News.
Kahlon says that he will find a way to help as many IBA employees as possible to find work at IBC or other governmental offices.
Livni was an all-around media personality who worked in both the print and electronic media.
Not forgetting the need to connect with the younger generation, Bennett made a point of stopping to say hello to a group of schoolchildren from Modi’in while they were touring in the galleries.
Naor: How long can you leave people in this situation of uncertainty?
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,GREER FAY CASHMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
It was KAN that broke the story on Monday night about inexperienced students of circumcision practicing their hoped-for profession on babies from the Ethiopian and foreign worker community.
Kahlon, whose political future hangs in the balance, does not really want to go along with Netanyahu where public broadcasting is concerned.
Left-wing MKs compare Bitan’s comments to KGB and Stasi.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Kahlon dares PM to find funding for public broadcasting.
There is already considerable opposition to Bitan’s proposal, including within his own Likud party.
The disappearance of programs such as IBA News are of great concern to English language speakers whose Hebrew is insufficient to follow Hebrew language news broadcasts.
Israel Broadcasting Corporation not ready for television broadcasts.
The court asked the IBC to use the IBA’s existing facilities in Romema and downtown on Helene Hamalka Street as a temporary measure.
Roeh, a reporter for Israel Radio who had been covering events in Southern Lebanon for five years, was killed together with three members of the IDF.
Barkat and Knesset lobby want the new network to be established in Jerusalem.
Multiple flaws in the public broadcasting bill, the preliminary reading of which was passed last week by the Knesset, are preventing the IBC from getting off the ground.
Following approval by the government, the Knesset voted to allow the IBA to continue broadcasting in its present format until September 30.
A special Knesset Committee headed by Yesh Atid MK Keren Elharrar discussed the issue in depth, and in principle accepted the recommendations of the Landes committee with certain amendments.
“The prime minister has brought the IBA to this sorry state,” she charged,” casting all blame for the chaos in his direction.
Cohen is now back in the seat that he occupied some five years ago.
Hasson had always been fiercely loyal to the IBA, was regarded as a top-class investigative reporter, and scored numerous political scoops.
The IBA is to close down at the end of March 2016, at which time a new, more streamlined and cost-efficient public broadcasting service is to be launched.
At Channel 10 she will be hosting what until now has been her rival program, 'Shishi.'
Among the departments most gravely hit by voluntary early retirement of human resources was the IBA English News that lost all of its permanent staff with the exception of two people.
‘We feel like a sinking ship,’ says veteran broadcaster David Ze’ev.
Steve Leibowitz: Akunis’s resignation is a great loss to IBA.
"No one should be paid with tax money to give one-sided opinions…using a microphone that belongs to the nation,” MK Eichler says.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Ignoring the financial needs of both the IBA and IBC will bring about the ruination of public broadcasting in Israel, and will result in a darkened television screen.
Margalit lambasted the government at the meeting, headed by coalition chairman Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud).
For several months now, certain Israel Radio anchors have been signing off by reminding listeners that the station is in a state of liquidation.
A year after then-communications minister Gilad Erdan pushed through a law calling to dismantle the Israel Broadcasting Authority, the Finance Ministry is seeking to close the IBA at months end.
Relations with courts, structure of law councils in balance; 'Post' speaks to the candidates.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Leibowitz doubts that he’ll start working for another news outlet after he leaves.
Israel Bar Association president accuses Israel Bar Association National Council of political kidnapping for trying to preemptively appoint the IBA’s representatives.
Aside from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several top minisiters, many cabinet members were absent from the Yitzhak Rabin memorial.
The National Authority for the Advancement of Women also calls out Similac television commercial for undermining equal parenting.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Israelis say farewell to television, radio and stage personality, art expert and wine connoisseur Meni Pe’er, who died on Wednesday.
Will Israel Radio manage to survive until 100?
Ministers fear that the dismantling of a state-owned public institution will set off a domino effect with other public institutions and services.
Bill to close down the Israel Broadcasting Authority and establish another public broadcasting service in its place put forward in Knesset.
Knesset panel told fewer students interested in low-paying communications jobs.
A proposed bill is aimed at closing down and disbanding the existing public broadcasting network and replacing it a more streamlined, cost-efficient entity.
The government bill on the matter would close the IBA and replace it with a new public broadcasting entity with about a third as many employees.
When the nation is faced with a life or death crisis, demonstrations and strike actions are set aside.
Employees of the Israel Broadcasting Authority contend that license fee revenues are vital to ensure the continued operation of public broadcasting.
One of his best remembered reports was of PM Menachem Begin’s landing in Beaufort in Southern Lebanon, following its conquest by the Golani Brigade.
Shai: Strong public broadcaster ‘fundamental’ of democracy; Akunis: ‘Unacceptable’ to fire 2,000 people.
Strike called in the aftermath of protests in retaliation to government decision to dismantle the IBA.
Cabinet approves draft bill that seeks to replace IBA with another public broadcasting enterprise.
Committee on public broadcaster recommends changing name, cutting staff by half, selling assets and setting up new format.
As things stand at the moment, there is unlikely to be a collective wage agreement, and all staff will be employed on personal contracts.
Fade to black.
By DAVID BRINN,GREER FAY CASHMAN
The Israel Broadcasting Authority is in the process of liquidation.
B'Tselem filed the petition following the IBA's refusal to run the ad on the grounds that the ad would be a "politically controversial" statement.
It seems to me that a simple solution for reducing the ongoing violence in emergency rooms and medical clinics would be to post a policeman in each and every one!
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Media bias is not some imaginary wand that politicians wave about and which the media claims is, in a sense, “fake news.”
By YISRAEL MEDAD,ELI POLLAK
What is truly worrying, however, is the ease with which Netanyahu’s cronies, such as coalition chairman David Bitan, can launch a smear campaign against journalists.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Ayala Hasson-Nesher's IBA departure leads to some very serious questions concerning whether the IBC will be able to attract quality people to its ranks.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
"One of the major flaws of the present legislation is that it threw out the previous clause in the law which laid down the principle that the IBA has to broadcast to the Jewish Diaspora."
As expected, the government was not able to meet its self-imposed deadline of September 30 for closing the old IBA and opening a new authority.
By DAVID ZE’EV JABLINOWITZ
With the demise of IBA TV news in English, anglophones here are deprived of an understandable information service that is essential in the current situation.
The demise of the IBA English News was brought on not as a result of a conscious decision by the political or managerial echelon.
The closing down of the Voice of Israel is a loss for true pluralism, perhaps that is why the media largely ignored it and did very little to try and help save the station.
Upon becoming minister, Erdan identified a number of actions which could affect large parts of the population.
Are we getting a new broadcasting authority or is it only an exterior change of clothes?
Public broadcasting that denies its Israeli roots undermines two millennia of Jewish aspirations for a vibrant Jewish culture in our homeland.
We are living in a time when the media – especially visually – plays a vital role in how a country is perceived.
By BRENDA KATTEN
Israel surely does not need a post-Zionist public broadcaster. It needs a Zionist, public-service oriented broadcaster, one that understands and caters to the needs of the public and the state.
Does Israel need a publicly funded broadcasting authority? We believe that the answer is yes, but only if it is public in the true sense of the word.