After the publication in Walla! Berenger According to Acting Commander Danny Zaken, who received a message from Communications Minister Shlomo Krei before deciding to stop cooperating with Keshet and Reshet, what appears to be the real reason for his placement at the military station is revealed: According to TheMarker, Zaken intends to make dramatic changes to the station's programming schedule and oust veteran broadcasters who voiced a tone critical of the government and the regime coup plan – among other things, Razi Barkai, Rino Tsror and Yael Dan. The contract of the three of them is due to expire soon, and according to the report, Zaken has no intention of extending it.
According to sources who spoke to The Marker, Zaken plans to carry out the measures as early as early July, thereby "paying his seriousness fee" – in the hope that he will receive a permanent appointment as commander of the Israel Defense Forces. Zaken has said on several occasions that he was not satisfied with the way the station covered the struggle against the regime coup, and only recently expressed implicit criticism of this when he "planted" a message in the Shavuot greeting that criticism of the phenomenon of refusal in the IDF should be toughened.
Rino Tsror Razi Barkai (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Last week, Zaken announced his intention to stop cooperating with the commercial channels. This is a historic collaboration that includes the broadcast of the main edition on the station every evening at 20:00.
"This was born out of an aspiration to create independent and original content of the station at the aforementioned time, further details about the new strip will be published later," the statement said. Accordingly, the various websites quoted the announcement verbatim, and the move was presented in parts of the media as a welcome change.
Earlier, however, Communications Minister Shlomo Krei was interviewed in Walla! Berenger gave a headline-laden interview, saying things that implied that Zaken himself did not really act with much independence when it came to making the decision. In an interview, which was broadcast in full on the eve of Shavuot, Qari said that he had recently conveyed a message along these lines to the old man. Zaken denied being pressured on the issue.
In this context, we should recall that the High Court of Justice will soon be required to decide on the issue of the legality of appointing a substitute Danny Zaken, who was appointed directly for six months by Minister Galant without succeeding the professional search committee.
- Razi Barkai
- Reno Bundle
- Yael Dan
- Old Danny
- Galei Tzahal