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Israel Ministry Ordered to Explain Refusal of License for Tv Station

Victor Arwas, a London businessman, today was granted a show cause order against the Ministry of Posts, requiring the Ministry to come into court and show why it should not grant to Mr. Arwas a permit for the operation of a television station in Israel.

According to Mr. Arwas’ complaint to the court, he had applied for a TV license for the operation of a privately owned TV station in this country in partnership with the World-wide Broadcasting Company. He contended that his application had been referred to the Prime Minister’s office, but that the permit was never granted.

He maintained that, under the country’s Wireless-Telegraph Ordinance, he is entitled to such a license. Justice Eliahu Manni gave the Ministry 10 days to respond to the show cause order.