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Jerusalem - Israeli News Chief Quits Over Apology To Mogul

Published on: September 8, 2011 08:35 AM
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Channel 10's news chief, Reudor BenzimanChannel 10's news chief, Reudor Benziman

Jerusalem - An Israeli TV news chief has resigned because his channel agreed to apologize for a report critical of U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a close associate of Israel’s prime minister.

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The Haaretz newspaper says Adelson threatened to sue Channel 10 if it didn’t apologize for its profile of his conduct and business dealings.

Israeli newspapers on Thursday published a statement by Channel 10’s news chief, Reudor Benziman, saying that in his professional capacity, he “cannot live” with the apology.

A Channel 10 spokesman could not immediately be contacted but a station employee confirmed the resignation.

The TV is owned by Israelis Yossi Maiman and Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood film producer; and Ron Lauder, another U.S. businessman with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


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 Sep 08, 2011 at 09:25 AM Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

It is heartening to see that there are still some people who are prepared to live by the principles.

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 Sep 08, 2011 at 09:43 AM Eli Mandel Says:

It's nice to see someone stand up for what he believes in.
It's refreshing.

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