by Paula Gantz

Israel’s Broadcasting Authority Silences Women’s Voices

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority, which regulates both television and radio broadcasts, banned two new songs by Israeli pop singers Chava Alberstein and Nurit Galron because of the songs’ peace-oriented lyrics. In making their decision early in December, the four members of the authority’s governing board declared that the songs “damage the morale” of the Israeli people and are “pro-PLO songs.”

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