Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No Pirates Here

Did you know that a new English-language radio station will be broadcasting from Ramallah starting tomorrow?

The station, to be partly underwritten by South African Jewish philanthropist Isaac Kirsh, will cost the businessman at least half a million dollars, some 25 percent of the total initial budget. The Ramallah station will include an hourly newscast from “Middle East Eyewitness News” as well as adult contemporary music.

Studios will be located in western Jerusalem as well as the Samarian city, but broadcasts will emanate from Ramallah.

Now, if you are thinking that this is a pirate station ans that just like Arutz 7 was closed down, so should this station, well, you're wrong.

Back in 1994-5, then Ministress Shulamit Aloni as head of the Education Ministry, granted the PA several bandwaves and I am presuming that one of them is serving this cause.

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