All well and good. But what about the 7 million Israelis who are not allowed to watch the games on television, because none of the channels are willing to broadcast them. If Public Television (i.e. Channel 1) is not explicitly for this purpose, then what is it for?
Monitor: Airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold in Syria, killing at least 13 (Reuters)
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