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  • Saying goodbye to the establishment's anti-occupation journalist

    One of Israel's most iconic television personalities passed away on Friday morning, leaving behind him a media landscape lacking the fierce criticism that Moti Kirschenbaum was so well known for. Elinor Davidov, who worked with him for many years, says goodbye. By Elinor Davidov I am trying to imagine what Moti would say about this Kirschenbaum festival taking place over the last day. He would tell people to go off the air, since, well, what's the big deal? Are we at war? Do we really need rolling coverage? And how many times can we hear and see the very same…

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  • Paving the road for true multiculturalism on Israeli television

    The 'Eyal Golan is Calling You' finale night was a brimming, pronounced and accented Mizrahi broadcast, paving the road for a true multiculturalism and change of viewing habits. Merav Alush Levron on the struggle she partook in to have the finale aired on Channel 2 (and fair play to Eden Abutbul!) By Merav Alush Levron (translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) Much has been written over the social networks and mainstream press in the run-up for Eyal Golan is Calling You Finale airing on Israel's Channel 2. Now that it has been broadcast live from Nokia Arena and that we’ve read,…

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  • Contestant boasts about grabbing Jennifer Lopez’s buttocks on Israel's 'The Voice'

    It’s one thing to have a cold relationship between Netanyahu and Obama, but I really don’t think Israel should get on J-Lo’s bad side. Unfortunately, this might happen. A few weeks ago I watched the third episode of the Israeli version of "The Voice" featuring a contestant from Los Angeles, an Israeli called Michael Alhadif, whose stage name is Michael Jade. Now, apparently Jade has been on American Idol, and even got so far as the top 40 (wow!). Personally, I don’t know how he got so far - but I digress. In an interview segment that was shown…

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