Monday, January 22, 2007

'Israeli' back in action after missing a day

As the owners of the free daily "Israeli" bicker in court, the paper didn't go out Sunday but returned to publication today (Jan. 22). The paper said it will scale back to printing just one edition a day instead of two, but will remain open until at least the end of legal proceedings. At right is a picture from of the paper being distributed to a Tel Aviv train station. In the battle between the two owners, which has all the earmarks of a bitter divorce case, Sheldon Adelson's attempt to bring in a manager to run the paper was nixed by the Tel Aviv District Court, putting the other owner, Shlomo Ben Tzvi, back in charge, according to Ben Tzvi wants the case to go into binding arbitration but Adelson would rather have the case settled in court.