Yonit Levy, co-anchor of Israel’s Channel 2 TV evening news.
As of March 1, you can watch Israel’s Channel 2 evening news broadcast online, with an English language narration. Which means that non-Hebrew speakers will get a much better idea of the issues that really concern Israelis – especially since Channel 2 is a commercial network that depends on ratings, which means that it reports on what the people want to know.
Click here to watch and listen. Note that you can register for free daily email updates.
The truth is that there already was an existing Israeli television news broadcast in English. It’s produced and broadcast by the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and – well, it sucks. They have a miniscule budget, and it shows: the reporting is amateurish and superficial and the timeslot is ridiculous – 5.30 p.m., which means that working adults who actually have a life are never able to watch it.
This new service should open up a whole new window on Israeli society for non-Hebrew speakers.