'It's all a spin - not true and not serious'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon dismissed concerns about broadcasting corporation crisis, declared corporation will open as scheduled.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2017, 12:03 PM

Netanyahu insists: Broadcasting corporation unnecessary

Likud source close to PM clarifies he maintains opinion no need to establish corporation, no point in allowing to proceed.Mordechai Sones, 3/20/2017, 7:25 PM

End of the coalition crisis?

Compromise agreement hammered out to preserve Netanyahu government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 9:44 AM

Netanyahu, Kahlon trying to resolve crisis

Minister Yariv Levin meets Finance Ministry director in an attempt to end coalition crisis over public broadcaster.Hezki Baruch, 3/20/2017, 12:13 AM

Coalition Crisis: No IBA worker will be abandoned

Finance Minister says he will make sure all 1,000 IBA employees who stand to lose their jobs are taken care of.Yoni Kempinski, 3/19/2017, 6:28 PM

Netanyahu's cruel game

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is callously playing with IBA employees feelings. Possible reasons for move are worrying. Commentary.Shlomo Pietrekovski, 3/19/2017, 12:01 PM

'Who needs the new broadcaster?'

Netanyahu: Coalition agreement says parties are beholden to Likud decisions on communications issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2017, 5:13 AM

Journalists petition court to open new broadcasting authority

Journalists petition Supreme Court to compel Communications Minister Netanyahu to follow lawand implement Public Broadcasting Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2016, 12:49 PM

Netanayhu threatens early elections over broadcasting authority

Netanyahu threatens early elections if broadcasting authorities not closed after revealing that they would cost 200 million shekels a year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 10:25 PM

'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

Minister Akunis explains why journalists opposed attempt to limit their ability to broadcast opinions.Shimon Cohen, 9/6/2015, 5:35 PM

PM Will Kill 'No Media Bias' Law

Netanyahu opposes section in public broadcasting bill that would prevent journalists from opining on issues.Gil Ronen, 9/4/2015, 12:13 PM

Journalists Livid over Law Forbidding Media Bias

Public Broadcast Law passed overnight includes section that forbids being one-sided or interjecting personal views.Gil Ronen, 9/3/2015, 4:55 PM

Right-Wing Satire Latma Finally Reaching a TV Screen Near You

Fans of the series rejoice as IBA signs contract to put Latma on air in three months, after having reneged on prior promises.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 11/5/2014, 11:29 AM

Channel Two to be Split in Two

Israel is to get a fourth television station, under a law proposed by Communications Minister Gilad Erdan.Moshe Cohen, 9/2/2014, 2:13 AM

Channel One Off the Air, May Stay Off for Awhile

The Israel Broadcasting Authority went off the air Monday, in protest of a plan to close it down next year.Yosef Berger, 6/2/2014, 7:12 PM

IBA Closure Bill Passes First Reading

The Israel Broadcasting Authority will be closed next year and the television tax will be cancelled if a new law is adopted by the Knesset.Yosef Berger, 5/26/2014, 10:25 PM

European Broadcasters Aghast Over IBA Closure

Israel must do everything possible to preserve its public broadcasting system, the European Broadcasting Union said Monday.Moshe Cohen, 5/5/2014, 10:27 PM

Government Approves Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax

Bill to see IBA closed and reopened under new management; MKs rally behind the bill after landslide vote.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2014, 2:30 PM

Lapid, Erdan: TV Tax Getting the Axe

The Israel Broadcasting Authority will be completely revamped, and the dreaded TV tax will soon be a thing of the past, officials said.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 11:17 AM

Slomiansky: Best Thing Might Be to Close Down IBA

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky says that there is a long list of problems at the Israel Broadcast Authority.David Lev, 2/20/2014, 9:02 AM

Outrage as TV Tax Man Reaches 'Beyond the Grave' for Money

Parents were aghast to learn that their sons who were killed defending Israel were still being asked to pay the TV tax.David Lev, 11/7/2013, 10:37 AM

IBA to Stop Collecting TV Tax for 'Video Monitor' TVs

"Pursued" for years by collectors, Israelis who use their TV sets strictly for watching videos or DVDs will finally be getting a break.David Lev, 9/1/2013, 4:18 PM

NGO: Public Radio Favors Pro-Arab B'tselem

Israel Media Watch says Voice of Israel is lending too much credence to leftist group's reports.Gil Ronen, 5/12/2013, 4:43 PM

Secular Israelis Learn to Count the Omer on TV

For the first time, Israel television will be broadcasting educational segments relating to the counting of the Omer David Lev, 4/2/2013, 9:19 PM

IBA Reform to Cut TV Tax, Worker Salaries

A long-coveted reform in Israel's public broadcast network the Israel Broadcasting Authority, or IBA – is finally set to be launched.David Lev, 2/10/2013, 10:10 PM

Concrete Bunkers Protect Israeli TV from Missiles

Part of Israel’s preparation for war includes building a new TV station under concrete bunkers 23 feet underground in Haifa.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/15/2012, 10:47 AM

Yesha Council Complains to IBA Over "Border Crossing" Reference

The Yesha Council has complained to IBA Director General Moti Sklar about its characerization of security checkposts as "border crossings."Gabe Kahn., 3/31/2011, 5:12 AM

Time Clock Wreaks Havoc at Channel 1, Israel Radio

An employee time clock being installed by management could cause cancellation of Channel One's longtime Mabat newscast.David Lev, 11/1/2010, 8:34 AM

The Voice of Israel?

Voice of Israel government radio’s Aryeh Golan broadcast a favorable report on a left-wing group that staged an event where he was emcee.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/29/2009, 8:53 AM

Israel Broadcasting Authority Salaries Enrage Many

A report on salaries in the publicly funded Israel Broadcasting Authority has shocked many. Clean government groups demand accountability.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 10/27/2009, 11:22 PM