Mabat LaHadashot

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Mabat LaHadashot
מבט לחדשות
Logo (2006-2008)
Also known as Mabat
Genre News program
Created by Israel Broadcasting Authority
Presented by Jacob Eilon (2015 - 2017)
Haim Yavin (1968 - 2008)
Yinon Magal (2008 - 2012)
Merav Miller (2008 - 2017)
Jacob Ahimeir (1983 - 2017)
Country of origin Israel
Original language(s) Hebrew
Location(s) National
Editor(s) Max Miller
Running time Varies
Production company(s) Israel Broadcasting Authority
Original network Israeli Channel 1
Original release 1968 (1968) – 9th May 2017 (9th May 2017)
Mabat Studio and camera with teleprompter, in Jerusalem 2016

Mabat LaHadashot (Hebrew: מבט לחדשות‎‎ lit. A glance at the news, sometimes in short Mabat (Hebrew: מבט lit. view),[1] was an Israeli prime time news program that aired continuously on the Israeli Channel 1 since the introduction of television in Israel in 1968 and ended on May 9, 2017, along with the ending of the IBA broadcastings.

Mabat in television[edit]

The news program, which used to air daily on the Public Channel 1, owned by Israel Broadcasting Authority, had a broadcasting monopoly between 1968 and 1991.

The show summarizes the daily news events, through video news stories and in-studio news-Announcings. The characteristics of the show have evolved over the years, especially in light of the rise of the commercial channels. The main modifications can be observed in the amount of story-items, that have grown over the years, and that are being more fast-told, in a way that more closely resembles a commercial channel.

In its first years as a monopoly news show, it included fewer story-items, and therefore was on a slower pace. Over the years, the story-items have grown, and thus also became shorter. The Announcing form of the show have little to change over the years, and is still based on either one in-studio news presenter or an announcer, that occasionally interviews the experts in the field that is on the agenda of the daily news events. Alternately, over the years, the news show was presented by a male and female twosome. During the 70s and the 80s, just before the creation of the first commercial channel (Israeli Channel 2), it was a record-breaking popular show, in a country where the news always matters, and to such an extent that people avoided talking on the phone in its broadcasting time, and it was also unacceptable to be calling anybody else during its airing time.

Haim Yavin is the most veteran and known News presenter of Mabat LaHadashot.[2] He presented the first aired news program there (which was the first Television news program aired in Israel), and remained on the show for over 40 years. In the years that the show was a monopoly news show, due to his Presentation of the news there, Yavin earned the nickname "Mr. Television".

Over the course of the years, "Mabat" was coined as the name for the news division of Channel 1, although the Channel 1 news division also produces many other news items and shows, and "Mabat" was only the prime time news show on that channel.

In June 2010, Mabat became the first Israeli news program to be broadcast in high definition (HD 1080i).

Mabat on radio[edit]

'Mabat' was also being simultaneously broadcast on Reshet Bet of Kol Yisrael radio.

After years of being broadcast at 9 pm local time, it switched in May 2012 to 'shmoneh l'shmoneh' (eight minutes to eight).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brinkley, Joel (June 24, 1990). "AS THE WORLD TURNS, IT'S NEWS WITH A SPIN; Israel: A Nation of News Hounds". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Torstrick, Rebecca (2004). Culture and Customs of Israel. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 75. ISBN 978-0313320910. 

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