War of Egos Brought Israel's Channel 10 TV to Brink of Collapse

The logjam may have been broken with the agreement of Ronald Lauder to sell his stake in the channel to the Gimel Yafit advertising firm.

Whether it was another installment of the reality show “Survivor” or a cabinet crisis breathlessly reported on the evening news, the on-screen dramas on Channel 10 have often paled with what has been going on behind the scenes at Israel’s second commercial television broadcaster: A battle of wills between two billionaire shareholders -- Ronald Lauder and Arnon Milchan -- that...