The High Court of Justice denied a petition by the Jerusalem
municipality to force Channel 10 to move to capital rather than the
suburb of Neve Ilan on Tuesday.
Channel 10's move to the JCS building
near the entrance of the city was hyped as an opportunity to create jobs
in the capital, despite the fact that the rent and operating costs are
much higher in Jerusalem than Neve Ilan, where Channel 2 is also
located. Channel 10 is facing financial difficulties and may be forced
to close at the end of January if the company cannot repay their debts.
Major TV news channels are required by a special communications law to
operate from Jerusalem, and the High Court decided that Neve Ilan
satisfied the requirement by being in the "greater Jerusalem district."
Channel 10 is currently located in Givatayim.