Geula Even back on air next week

Since Even is married to outgoing Interior Minister and Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar, she was instructed that interviews with Likud politicians are taboo on her nightly news program.

By
September 19, 2014 05:19
1 minute read.
Gideon Sa'ar

Former interior minister Gideon Sa'ar.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Veteran Channel 1 anchorwoman Geula Even will return to work on Sunday, following a dramatic week of events in her personal and professional life.

On Tuesday, Even was suspended from her job by Ayala Hasson, the recently appointed head of Channel 1’s news division, for violating her instructions over a conflict of interest.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Since Even is married to outgoing Interior Minister and Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar, she was instructed that interviews with Likud politicians are taboo on her nightly current affairs program The Supplement.

Despite the warning, Even interviewed Likud MK Gila Gamliel, which resulted in an argument between her and Hasson. Even stormed out of the studio an hour before she was due to go on air. Hasson’s reaction was to suspend her and replace her temporarily with other broadcasters.

But following Sa’ar’s announcement that he was taking a break from politics, the suspension was lifted on Wednesday night, and Even will be back in the saddle on Sunday, according to Israel Broadcasting Authority spokeswoman Linda Bar.

In the immediate aftermath of the suspension, there was speculation that Hasson had acted as she did in order to find favor in the eyes of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

But by way of proving her objectivity, Hasson, who anchors Israel Radio’s It’s all Talk on Thursdays, stepped back and gave the microphone to the radio’s political reporter, Yoav Krakovski, for the purpose of discussing Sa’ar’s decision.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


She told him he was free to talk with no holds barred, and could relate what had taken place between her and Even.

When she lifted the suspension on Wednesday, Hasson, who for years has been a personal friend of Even’s, said that Even was a first-rate journalist.

Hasson received the Ometz award on Thursday in recognition of her unwavering commitment to exposing corruption. Ometz, founded by journalist Arye Avneri, is dedicated to the promotion of clean government.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

September 26, 2018
Tel Aviv University fund leads $1.5m. investment in Israeli start-ups

By EYTAN HALON