Ministers delay vote on forcing an English TV station
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
June 26, 2011 20:41
The ministerial committee on legislation decided to delay a vote Sunday on a
bill that would have required the government to form a 24-hour satellite
television station in English and Arabic.
The bill, submitted by former
Israel Broadcasting Authority chairman and current Kadima MK Nachman Shai, would
have forced the IBA to come up with a plan for the formation of such a station
within a month of the bill taking effect and get the channel on the air within
But the ministers said they needed more information from the
IBA and the Prime Minister's Office before they could vote, so they postponed
their decision by a month.