Channel 10, Israeli News Channel, Faces Closure Amidst Political Tensions

12/27/2011 10:23 am ET | Updated Feb 26, 2012
  • ETHAN BRONNER nytimes.com

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli television station reported last spring on numerous trips Benjamin Netanyahu had taken as an elected official to Paris, London and New York before becoming prime minister in 2009. Accompanied by his wife, he flew first class and stayed in baronial hotel suites. Mrs. Netanyahu had her hair styled and her wardrobe dry-cleaned. The bills, displayed on screen, were paid for by wealthy friends.

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