“I hope that the freedom of the press will continue to exist”: Tamar Ish Shalom said goodbye to news 13

Tonight (Saturday) Tamar Ish Shalom hosted the Shabbat edition of Channel 13 News for the last time. “Thank you to the entire Shabbat edition team, to the dear members of the news company, dedicated journalists – continue your good and important work, with the deep hope that your independence and freedom of the press will continue to exist , on and off the screen,” said Ish Shalom during the live broadcast. She added that she wishes to use her last words on the screen to “support the families of the abductees and their struggle – the time is now to do everything possible so that our brothers and sisters return home.”

For the past two years, Ish Shalom presented the channel’s Shabbat edition, and before that, for a decade, it presented the channel’s main edition four out of five evenings a week. This period was preceded by another year in which she presented the main edition of Channel 10 news, which merged with 13.

We said goodbye tonight in Neve Ilan to Tamar Ish Shalom, the presenter of the legendary edition of News 10 and 13. It symbolizes wonderful years of independent journalistic activity, which is now in danger and it is incumbent upon us to save it. Tamar chose to dedicate her parting words to the ongoing struggle within the news company and the release of the abductees. Thanks for everything, Tamar!

Tamar Ish Shalom’s parting words in the Shabbat edition. “strengthens the families of the abductees”

Last January it was published on Ynet that Ish Shalom is expected to retire before the end of her contract in 2025, and that her request was submitted before the outbreak of the war. Sources at News 13 also stated at the time that “with the outbreak of the war, Tamar agreed to continue in her position and we hope and believe that she will continue to sit in the chair of the waitress for a long time to come.”

About a week and a half ago Ish Shalom uploaded a post to X where she updated that the last edition she will submit will be today. “My decision to leave before the end of the contract was made before October 7 (and postponed following the outbreak of the war), so I have no personal interest in the future of News 13 – but this is not true, because we all have an interest, personal and public, that the second largest news company in Israel will continue to function, exist, enjoy Disguised as journalism and professional management devoid of political interests,” she wrote there.

She also commented in the post on the appointment of Yulia Shmalov-Berkovic as CEO of News 13 last month. “The discussion on the appointment of Shmalov Berkovich naturally focuses on the political aspects, the connection to Netanyahu’s environment, the problematic mutual appointments, and her function as the chairman of the Second Authority. Everything is important, And everything is disturbing […] The multitude of misogynistic and chauvinistic statements by Shmalov Berkovic alone should have disqualified her from serving as director and editor-in-chief of a news company (or any other organization where women work) […] Casting doubt on sexual harassment, attacking single mothers, calling women feminists – feminist jihad – it’s sad enough that by the time a woman is finally appointed to the position, she’s someone unworthy, with a real agenda against women. It’s not too late to come to your senses.”

In a week’s time I will submit a final edition in the Mochash, and my decision to leave before the end of the contract was made before October 7 (and postponed following the outbreak of the war), so I have no personal interest in the future of News 13. But this is not true, because we all have an interest, personal and public, that the second news company With its size in Israel, it will continue to function, to exist, to enjoy freedom…

Ish Shalom’s post. “We all have an interest, personal and public, that the second largest news company in Israel will continue to function”

The Shabbat edition of Ish Shalom was characterized by a critical line, with a regular personal corner in its presentation of the week’s events. About a month after the outbreak of war, her X account criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, following reports that he made a connection between alleged calls of defiance in the IDF in the past year and the Hamas attack on October 7. “Please, Prime Minister, stop. Sons of friends now inside the strip, spouses of friends, so many of them. Leftists and rightists. Religious and secular. Supporters of the reform and opponents of the legal revolution. Siblings. Amidst the endless pain, so much beauty is revealed in this nation these days. For God’s sake, please, stop the protests,” Ish Shalom wrote at the time.

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