Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This Was A Good Reason Not to Pay the Agra

The 'agra' is the term for the tax, actually, the radio/television license fee, paid for owning a radio or TV. All the money goes to the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

If you promise only to watch Channel 2, 10 or cable or satellite, you still have to pay.

Well, read this:

The Israel Broadcasting Authority has installed four radio transmitters in West Bank settlements, which have had difficulty picking up IBA broadcasts. Several settlements, such as Ma'aleh Adumim, Beit El, Kiryat Arba and Ma'aleh Efraim, have not been able to receive IBA broadcasts for decades, or receive them partially. Drivers on roads to the settlements have on occasion been forced to listen to Palestinian radio, not being able to pick up Israeli transmissions. MK Uri Ariel (National Union), who urged rectifying the situation, was notified yesterday that IBA installed transmitters for Reshet Bet 95.2, Reshet Gimmel 90.5, Reshet Moreshet (religious) 105.2 and Reshed Daled (Arabic) 93.7. (Jonathan Lis)
So, if they now ask for money, do we say 'what happened to the past four decades?'


Where those transmitters placed in those communities?

And the others?

It's a very hilly countryside out here with lots of valleys for 'deadzones'.

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