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Israel’s Educational Television signs off after 50 years

Channel which aired Israel's version of 'Sesame Street' closes as part of deal to replace broadcasting authority.

Israel’s Educational Television signs off after 50 years

Europe panics: Has Israel quit Eurovision forever?

Israeli broadcaster tried to explain that official broadcasts have stopped, but was misunderstood in a big way.

Europe panics: Has Israel quit Eurovision forever?

Histadrut may declare country-wide strike on Tuesday

Histadrut to declare country-wide public sector strike if solution to communications crisis not found by Tuesday.

Histadrut may declare country-wide strike on Tuesday

Communications agreement sparks work dispute

New work dispute includes all public sector employees.

Communications agreement sparks work dispute

Conflict by Coalition Chairman's home

Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation employees call David Bitan 'corrupt' and an 'enemy of democracy,' say history will 'judge him.'

Conflict by Coalition Chairman's home

Netanyahu, Kahlon still working to end coalition crisis

PM Netanyahu meets Finance Minister in attempt to hammer out agreement on broadcasting authority to end ongoing coalition crisis.

Netanyahu, Kahlon still working to end coalition crisis

'Katz and the haredim are preventing an agreement'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says any agreement between PM and Finance Minister must include delaying IPBC opening.

'Katz and the haredim are preventing an agreement'

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet as coalition crisis continues

PM Netanyahu meets with Finance Minister Kahlon to discuss Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation and solve coalition crisis.

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet as coalition crisis continues

Netanyahu tells Likud: No compromise yet

Finance Minister Kahlon and PM Netanyahu still negotiating to prevent coalition crisis.

Netanyahu tells Likud: No compromise yet

'The Jewish Home will always find something to complain about'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says Kahlon needs to compromise, slams Jewish Home for causing additional instability.

'The Jewish Home will always find something to complain about'

Coalition chairman: If Kahlon doesn't cave, we'll have elections

Coalition Chairman Bitan says if Finance Minister Kahlon doesn't agree to compromise, he'll force new elections.

Coalition chairman: If Kahlon doesn't cave, we'll have elections

Livni: IBA compromise shows weakness

Ex-Justice Minister Tzipi Livni slams Netanyahu-Kahlon agreement, says it gives Prime Minister exactly what he wanted.

Livni: IBA compromise shows weakness

'I call on everyone to act responsibly and prevent elections'

Education Minister Bennett calls on coalition members to prevent new elections which would 'harm Israel's economy.'

'I call on everyone to act responsibly and prevent elections'

Netanyahu: If we don't agree, we'll have new elections

Netanyahu holds Likud meeting, says ball is in Kahlon's court; Kahlon speaks with opposition leader Herzog about replacing Netanyahu.

Netanyahu: If we don't agree, we'll have new elections

Is Israel about to go to the polls?

Netanyahu backtracks on IPBC decision, says new broadcasting corporation costs millions more than current Israel Broadcasting Authority.

Is Israel about to go to the polls?

Channel 1 employees stop the broadcasts

Channel 1 employees begin partial strike in protest against the closing of the Israel Broadcasting Authority next month,

Channel 1 employees stop the broadcasts

Close down both broadcasting authorities?

The new committee to solve the issue of the Israel Broadcasting Authority considers closing both the old and the new authorities.

Close down both broadcasting authorities?

MK Erdan: Don't close broadcasting corporation

MK Gilad Erdan says proposal to shut down the new public broadcasting corporation and keep the old will bring back waste and lack of trust.

Min. Erdan: Shutting new broadcasting corporation a mistake.

'Netanyahu continues to crusade against the media'

MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu in light of the proposed bill to close the public radio broadcast.

'Netanyahu continues to crusade against the media'

Justice Minister: Enough with bullying from Likud

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked explains her call for haredim to become journalists, while touching on party tensions with the Likud.

Justice Minister: Enough with bullying from Likud

Public Broadcasting Corp set to open in 2017

After a hail of criticism, Netanyahu bows to Minister Erdan's peace plan for Israel's new public broadcasting corporation.

After stormy debate, Public Broadcasting Corp. to open in 2017

Angry Akunis Claims PM Knew of 'No Media Bias' Law

After leaving post in Communications Ministry over journalistic bias clause, Ofir Akunis alleges PM was aware of the law beforehand.

Angry Akunis Claims PM Was Aware of 'No Media Bias' Law

Netflix Coming to Israel But Under Whose Watch?

Entry of world's largest streaming service into Israeli market could prove serious threat to Yes and Hot cable providers.

Netflix Coming to Israel But Under Whose Watch?

Layoffs Off Table for Broadcasting Authority

Deal reached between Communications Ministry and Histadrut on law which would have seen the dismissal of hundreds of IBA employees.

Strikes Suspended in Broadcasting Authority Deal

Approved: Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax

Bill to see IBA closed and reopened under new management; MKs rally behind the bill after landslide vote.

Government Approves Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax

Egypt in Uproar Over Short Interview With Israeli

A quick interview with an Israeli reporter on a problem affecting both countries has led to calls for a ministerial shakeup in Egypt

Egypt in Uproar Over Five Minute Interview With Israeli

Missionary Radio Ad Blocked by Yad L'Achim

A seemingly innocuous radio ad aimed at people in emotional distress turned out to be a targeted Christian missionary campaign.

Missionary Radio Ad Blocked by Yad L'Achim

Journalist Yaakov Achimeir Named for Israel Prize

Veteran journalist, who has worked at TV's Channel 1 since the 1970s, has received Sokolov Prize.

Journalist Yaakov Achimeir Named for Israel Prizeplayer

Government Sacks IBA Management

Minister Moshe Kahlon told the Likud central committee last night he has replaced the IBA management with like-minded people; left furious.

Government Sacks IBA Management