Israel's Mr. TV Condemns Occupation

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photoKnown as Mr. TV, Haim Yavin has been a trusted and unbiased news anchor for Israel's Channel One for more than thirty years. His opinions were kept so close to his chest that some wondered whether he had them at all. That question was answered unequivocally with the airing of his controversial documentary series "Land of the Settlers."

The series features footage from a hand-held camera as the 72-year-old anchor walks the occupied territories documenting the suffering of the Palestinian people. His treatment of Israeli settlers and condemnation of the occupation have created a firestorm of controversy, particularly due to his prominent role as a television anchor.

Hear a conversation with Israel's Mr. TV, Haim Yavin.


Haim Yavin, Anchor of Mabat, the main evening news on Channel One, Israeli State TV, since 1968. His controversial 5-part, personalized documentary "Land of the Settlers" opened on May 31, 2005 on a rival channel, with one episode airing every week.

Barry Rubin, Director, Global Research in International Affairs Center, columnist for the Jerusalem Post and author of "Yasir Arafat: A Political Diary."

This program aired on July 19, 2005.


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