04.23.2017 | 27 Nisan, 5777
Syrian media reports three killed in Israeli air strike
Settlers and Palestinians clash in West Bank
Peace Now: New West Bank outpost built in last two weeks
IDF strikes targets in Syria after projectile lands in Israel's Golan
Ukrainian PM to visit Israel as anger over anti-settlement UN resolution subsides
Shatilov snags another bronze medal at Euros
Without top stars, Israelis fail to medal in Poland
Maccabi Tel Aviv brass still debating coaching direction
Success for Likud in new Channel 2 poll; Yesh Atid loses support
Israeli minister, MK spar over meeting with terror-convicted PA official
Liberman: Crucial to place more pressure and sanctions on Iran
Beloved nightingale of Soviet Jewry has been silenced
Woman of Valor
Amos Oz, David Grossman shortlisted for Man Booker Prize
Grapevine: Stars and Stripes where are you?
Beersheba extends lead on Maccabi Tel Aviv
Doctors’ journey to the 21st century
Health Scan: How stress controls hemoglobin levels in blood
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Stockholm-Eilat flights to restart in winter
Child injuries from ‘innocent-looking’ hoverboards are increasing
Tower for promoting applied medical research to be built
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Nahariya beach opens after 6-year asbestos cleanup
Israeli start-up extracting water from air, around the world
Letters to the Editor: Stronger words
Samantha Power-less is rendered speechless
Barghouti is a convicted murderer. Nothing more
Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative
Lost evidence of Armenian Genocide discovered in Jerusalem archive
UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership
Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention
Russia complains to US over exclusion from Syria chemical probe
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
Iran's Rouhani to run for second term as president
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
ISIS crimes scarred Iraqi history and landscape
NY assemblyman slams 'radical' Sarsour speaking at CUNY
Russian chief rabbi: France’s Jews should leave if Le Pen wins election
Israeli-French voters expected to overwhelmingly support Fillon
US Jewish org criticizes Pope Francis for reference to concentration camps
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
Global ticket marketplace acquires Israeli software start-up in $56m. deal
Israeli tech prevents ads from funding terror websites
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
Public disapproves of Ivanka and Jared's White House roles
North Korea says 'don't mess with us' as US plans next move
West Wing New Yorkers take on Bannon
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 23, 2017
The Travel Adviser: The East, the Far East and nothing but the East
As the temperatures climb, Israelis across the country flock to the beach
Leaders in the making
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 19, 2017
The definitive ranking of Ben & Jerry's Kosher for Passover flavors
See why the internet is kvelling over Jenna Jameson's new baby girl
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Approaching Holocaust Remembrance Day
A country in denial
Seattle to Hebron
Sustainability in regrowing supermarket plants
Manning the Art
Life from the ashes
Shining a light on the Jerusalem Art scene
Bread of independence
Family hiking in spring
The art of handmade paper
Rocking in Ramallah
לְזֵכֶר רָאוּל וָלֶנְבֵּרְג
מדוֹאַר יִשְׂרָאֵל לְחֶבְרַת Gett
זְהִירוּת! סִיגַרְיָה מְסוּכֶּנֶת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Pope Francis likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'
Watch: Christians celebrate Easter in the Holy Land
Green Horizons’ Desert Wilderness Survival Program
Eurovision 2017 contestants plant trees in Israel
On the Galilee, its Environment and its Heritage
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017
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
"Stay in your homes, the story is not over...there is more to come," read the ominous text.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Gilad Erdan signed an order on Thursday barring the Palestinian Authority-funded station F48 from operating from its headquarters in the Northern Israeli city of Nazareth.
The Finance Ministry has been withholding funds from the IBA, making it increasingly difficult for the public broadcasting service to meet its operational costs and to pay for new productions.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Veteran employees and retirees of Israel Radio look back at the institution’s glory days, and bemoan the decision to dismantle it.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The entire public sector will strike in protest over the firing of hundreds of Israel Broadcasting Authority employees.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Despite being at the center of a heated coalition debate that is threatening to send Israel to early elections, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation forges ahead with preparations for its launch.
The Prime Minister and the Finance Minister convened until late on Tuesday night to discuss the IBA saga that has been threatening to send Israel to early elections, but failed to reach an agreement.
New broadcaster Kan acquires star journalists
“It [the IBC] has a budget of NIS 700 million of public money, and it is run without oversight; it runs itself,” continued Elkin.
By JEREMY SHARON
Geula Even-Sa’ar’s appointment is ‘a childish demonstration of defiance,’ associates say.
Bennett: “The public doesn’t understand it, people do not understand what you are fighting about.”
The IBC, whose establishment has been the subject of a heated debate threatening to cause a rift in the government, has started hiring its senior staff.
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.
The nightly half-hour news broadcasts have been arranged through a syndication agreement between ILTV and METV (Middle East Television).
Police are expected to question Netanyahu this week for a third time regarding the case.
By UDI SHAHAM
Officially, the law is meant to allow the government extra time to prepare for the change in public broadcasting, but Kan said it is ready to begin working.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The fact that the bills have been set aside for the coming weeks does not necessarily reflect on how the coalition will choose to move forward after that point.
Screenwriters’ Guild chairman Amit Lior holds a traveling hunger strike against the bureaucracy.
Cabinet vote on reversing plans for IBA delayed by at least three weeks.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GREER FAY CASHMAN
"The coalition deal makes us a monarchy and that is unacceptable according to our Basic Laws," says Tomer Naor of the Movement for Quality Government.
Netanyahu will convene the heads of the six parties in his coalition to discuss a bill that would close down the IBC, which is set to replace the current Israel Broadcasting Authority.
There is already considerable opposition to Bitan’s proposal, including within his own Likud party.
New public broadcaster to start operations in 2017.
The Knesset Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Public Broadcasting Law that would allow the new public broadcasting service to temporarily conduct operations outside Jerusalem.
Bayit Yehudi, Kulanu to oppose PM’s IBA delay
By GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
“I will not allow public funds to be used to finance yet another elitist station," Miri Regev said.
Regev issued a statement in which she said that she would not waste public funds on yet another elitist station that does not reflect the demographic composition of the nation.
Barkat and Knesset lobby want the new network to be established in Jerusalem.
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 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.
Netanyahu holds the Communications portfolio and is the address for the ongoing campaign to try to save the IBA English News from going off the air permanently.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
On Monday, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the cancellation, and it the Knesset approved it in a first vote with 24 in favor and none opposed.
Steve Leibowitz: Akunis’s resignation is a great loss to IBA.
Eichler Clause in Public Broadcasting Law likely to be repealed by Knesset.
"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
The battle to save the Israel Broadcasting Authority is a battle to maintain free press in Israel and prevent political interference in broadcasting.
For several months now, certain Israel Radio anchors have been signing off by reminding listeners that the station is in a state of liquidation.
Due to the failure on the part of the government to implement the new public broadcasting law wrote Frej, the employees of the IBA itself have become victims of the state.
Herzog wants to replace the Communications Ministry with an independent communications authority which will not be under any kind of political pressure or supervision.
A round up of the latest happenings from around Israel.
A number of thorny issues has fomented new contentions between the two organizations.
Aside from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several top minisiters, many cabinet members were absent from the Yitzhak Rabin memorial.
Uncertainty plagues the Israel Broadcasting Authority’s radio service for immigrants and audiences from abroad.
By MAYA PELLEG
The offspring of Holocaust survivors, Menachem Perry parlayed his childhood coping mechanism into a talent for observation and narration,
impacting generations of Israelis.
Ruth Almagor-Ramon has the final say on the Hebrew language at the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
Ministers fear that the dismantling of a state-owned public institution will set off a domino effect with other public institutions and services.
Demonstrations oppose bill that would close the IBA within the year and cause 2,000 people to be fired.
Cabinet approves draft bill that seeks to replace IBA with another public broadcasting enterprise.
Communications minister seeks to replace IBA with independent body financed by the state budget without political interference.
Communications minister says he is replacing IBA and Educational Television with a new structure for public broadcasting, cancelling broadcast levy.
News briefs from around the nation!
The broadcasting authority took issue with the up close shots of Refaeli's derriere and claimed that in one of the scenes, Refaeli appears to be completely nude.
The Israel Broadcasting Authority is in the process of liquidation.
Rivlin chose not to celebrate his 75th birthday and instead congratulated the head of the Golani Brigade’s 12th “Barak" Battalion on his 36th birthday.
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.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Israel Broadcasting Corporation employees have announced plans for further protests.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
24/7 coverage produced locally could articulate a unique voice not heard elsewhere.
It is high time to close down the public broadcasters – all of them, including Galatz.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stifling free speech by weakening Israel’s commercial and public broadcasters.
By NACHMAN SHAI
Recent actions reflect major problems involved in Netanyahu’s insistence on serving as communications minister, a post which he uses to promote his personal political survival.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The powers that be decided that only Hayehudim Ba’im will go on air at the end of this month. Why? We don’t know exactly.
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.
"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
This past Monday, the Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee passed a government- proposed amendment to defer the implementation of the new Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) law.
Upon becoming minister, Erdan identified a number of actions which could affect large parts of the population.
By YISRAEL MEDAD,ELI POLLAK
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