Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bezeq (1984)

Bezeq (1984) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from February 1984
Twenty Five years ago this month!

The cartoon marked the Israeli government's setting up a telephone company to handle what previously had been handled by the government. In the cartoon, the innovation was observed by two angels watching the Holy Land from a cloud. The new company, however, was totally owned by the government. It was called Bezeq (from the Hebrew word for lightning).

Twenty-one years later, in 2005, Bezeq was "privatized" when 30% of its shares were sold to a private group for $972 Million.

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The Knesset has still not been "fixed".

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