Broadcasting in Israel is in chaos as plug is pulled on the IBA

I like to stay informed about broadcasting news going on in the world (probably a holdover from my many years listening to shortwave radio). I was quite surprised to learn that Israel’s Knesset had decided to shut down its public broadcaster IBA and replace it with a new, leaner organization called KAN. The shutdown happened…

Update: late results deliver decisive Netanyahu victory

Looks like Likud gets 30 seats in the Knesset.  So much for the polls — all of them, including the exit polls — when it came to estimating the actual support for Benjamin Netanyahu and his party. Hope the pollsters and pundits in our part of the world learned a few lessons from this absolute polling debacle…

Israel election results: PM Netanyahu hanging on by his fingernails

Well, results are coming in in Israel. In spite of what the recent polls were saying about the governing party being in trouble, it appears the last-minute election pronouncements may have worked in Likud’s favor as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is tonight declaring victory. I don’t know how you can declare a victory when results are showing you…

It’s March 17, Election Day in Israel — will be watching closely

Just a reminder to myself this is Election Day in Israel and I plan to follow the results live on i24 News. That’s that new 24-hour English language all-news channel from Israel that beams all around the world. That’s good, because in the old days I tuned in the Hebrew language TV coverage on the Internet and…