Israel eyeing launch of international news channel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government is looking into creating an international news channel, a lawmaker said.

The channel would present Israel’s perspective on the news, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein told the Jerusalem Post.

Edelstein said his ministry has acquired some government funds for the project, adding that it also would require private funding.

“We could have our own channel, which would at least broadcast on the Internet," he told the Post. "We’re not there now, but we are seriously discussing that.”

Edelstein said the possibilities for the station range from a 24-hour-a-day live news station via satellite to an online news service.

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