Can Channel 1 Light the Tribal Bonfire Once More?

Once hailed as good television, the Israel Broadcast Authority has become outdated and outpaced by innovative and creative competitors. Can it be saved?

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan plunged into the Hebrew new year with plenty of determination. After his news channels project rose and fell in the same breath, he has now set his sights on healing, not to say reinventing, the Israel Broadcasting Authority. “I want the public broadcasting system to be the tribal bonfire for the public in Israel,” he told Army Radio. Two things are blocking the IBA...