Jerusalem, 11 April 2000

New Radio and Interet Program between Israel and the World

(Communicated by the Government Press Office)

Israel Radio Channel 2 (Reshet Bet) is currently producing a new weekly phone-in radio show "The Israeli Connection – Conversations with Israelis Abroad" hosted by Elihu Ben-Onn. The show is broadcast live by shortwave radio and on the internet every Thursday between 02:00-05:00 hours Israel time. The show covers political, cultural, social, economic affairs, sports and foreign relations.

This is the first direct connection its kind between Israel and the world. Listeners from across the world are invited to call in and speak with the show’s host on all topics. Clips of Israeli music will be played between conversations, allowing coverage of the current cultural scene.

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