"Nearly all of Israel has found itself in a catastrophe of elections because of the IPBC," Kahlon added. He stressed that "if every such crisis can lead to elections, then I couldn’t possibly tell you the date of the elections. I think something terrible has happened here among partners, but apparently these are our lives."
Earlier, the government ministers were distributed the wording of the law born of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation's (IPBC) compromise between Netanyahu and Kahlon. According to the proposed law, a new corporation will be established, which will expropriate any dealings with news from the existing corporation. The news corporation will begin operating on May 15 (15 days later than the last date set).
Employees of the news division of the original corporation (IBA) will be transferred under their existing terms to the new news corporation. This was one of Kahlon's main demands—to prevent layoffs. Unmanned standards will be given to employees of the Broadcasting Authority who will join the news corporation.
The IPBC CEO Eldad Koblenz, the chairman of the IPBC, Gil Omer, and the IPBC elected news manager, Baruch Shai will not be transferring to the new corporation.
At the same time, earlier this week, the IPBC penned a letter to the attorney general, stating that they would petition the High Court of Justice if their arguments were not accepted, and wrote that "on the prime minister's behalf, the pressure has increased in recent months."
(Translated and edited by N. Elias)