National Union Chairman MK Ya'akov Katz (Ketzaleh) presented research he had done on the content broadcast by Army Radio. Ketzaleh told Committee members that only 4% of the programs on the station had anything to do with military matters, and that this was out of line with the main reason the IDF was given a radio station by David ben-Gurion - “to strengthen and unify the IDF.”
Ketzaleh referred to a poll released recently, which showed that 55% of army officers and reservists felt they were not supported by their fellow Israelis, and urged the station to do something about this. “If Army Radio is a radio station for political content, we demand that there be supervision to ensure that all points of view are heard. If it is a station for military issues, it should not be discussing politics,” he said.