General comments: In Israel most of the radio stations are under the monopoly of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Israel National Radio (Arutz Sheva) and many other private and religious radio stations have not been granted permits to broadcast over the whole country. Some broadcasting rights have been granted to only to a few regional radio stations.
Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) operated short-wave broadcasts of Kol Israel - the Voice of Israel News for about 60 years. On March 31, 2008, short-wave broadcasts were terminated as a cost-cutting measure. Kol Israel broadcasts may now be heard via internet.