Israel’s first fashion channel, dedicated exclusively to Israeli fashion has started airing on HOT.
The channel will offer viewers programs featuring Israeli designers, stylists and celebrities discussing all the latest trends in Israeli fashion and giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the local fashion industry.
Viewers will also be introduced to the lives of renowned fashion designers and senior executives as well as young and up-and-coming designers making their first steps in the glamorous but brutal business.
The channel will be broadcast free on HOT and its programs will also be accessible on Xnet, Yedioth Ahronoth’s lifestyle site.
And if you thought that the real thing was comical, what with all them Fletch-like disguises and poorly forged passports, just wait until you see The Spear: according to the Israeli press, the film will revolve around a band of Mossad agents who are shocked to realize that the assassination they’ve been planning had already been carried out by a team of four unknown professionals. It’s like The Fugitive meets Trading Places!
The Knesset passed into law a bill that bans the use of underweight models in Israeli advertising, Ynet reported Monday night.
According to the law, models with a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 18.5 would not be able to appear in advertisements. Moreover, any advertisement in which computer editing was used to make a model thinner, would have to say so clearly.
The law does not apply to non-commercial advertisements.
Knesset Member Rachel Adatto (Kadima), who submitted the bill along with MK Danny Danon (Likud), said “today the plenum started a revolution in the way beauty is perceived in Israel. This law shatters the ideal of anorexic beauty, which served as a model for the country’s young people, who tried to imitate this impossible illusion and suffered from eating disorders as a result.
“This law will send a message to teenagers that being thin is acceptable, but slimness has its limits, and there is such a thing as too thin,” she said.
MK Danon said the law constitutes a “major breakthrough towards eradicating eating disorders in Israel” and a “knockout in the war against anorexia.”
According to Danon, the law also conveys a clear message to modeling agencies – that “life is more important than money.”
The MK said he was approached by members of the US Congress who are considering promoting a similar law.