Sara Manobla: The matriarch of Israel Radio’s English broadcast

Sara Manobla was a permanent presence in the lives of English-speaking listeners to Israel Radio for nearly four decades.

August 10, 2018 05:53
Sara Manobla in a radio studio in the 1960s

Sara Manobla in a radio studio in the 1960s. (photo credit: COURTESY SARA MANOBLA)


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WHILE ISRAEL’S state-supported radio network until 2017, Israel Radio, is known in Hebrew as “Kol Yisrael,” which translates literally as the “voice of Israel,” for nearly 40 years the true voice of Israel for millions of English-speaking listeners was the velvet voice of Sara Manobla. Those warm, engaging, English tones were quite unmistakable, and very loved.


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