Israel Broadcasting Authority to Be Shut Down and Replaced

Public money 'disappeared in a black hole' of overtime, unrealistic labor agreements and a disintegrating archive, says communications minister.

Israelis will no longer be forced to pay the universally despised television licensing fee: This was the good news announced Thursday morning by Communications Minister Gilad Erdan and Finance Minister Yair Lapid at a joint press conference at which they presented the recommendations of the Landes Committee that examined the future of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.