Israel Cabinet Approves Establishment of Non-commercial Television
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Israel Cabinet Approves Establishment of Non-commercial Television

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Israel’s Cabinet approved today the establishment of a non-commercial general television service in this country, with programming to be handled by Kol Israel, the government-owned and operated radio service. It is tentatively scheduled to launch TV here in 1967. The Cabinet’s decision was based on a report made by television experts who visited Israel last April under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union, which was invited by Kol Israel to undertake such a survey.

The Cabinet’s approval is still subject to another vote by the Cabinet itself, after a further report on the subject by an inter-departmental committee, which will examine the economic, cultural and political aspects of a future Israeli TV service. After the Cabinet acts on that report, the issue will be submitted to the Knesset (Parliament) for final approval.

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