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Kol Yerushalayim
JERUSALEM CALLING was the radio station established by the British Mandatory Authority through its broadcasting wing, the Palestine Broadcasting Service . It broadcast in three languages, Arabic, English and Hebrew. Photo taken at the Palestine Broadcasting Service studio in Jerusalem, July 1947, after the performance of Piano Concerto (Schumann). Menahem Pressler
Menahem Pressler
stands to the right of microphone. The English broadcasts were under the name JERUSALEM CALLING. The Hebrew language transmissions were under the name KOL YERUSHALAYIM i.e. THE VOICE OF JERUSALEM (in Hebrew קול ירושלים), whereas the Arabic language broadcasts of the station used the name IZA\'AT AL QUDS i.e. RADIO AL QUDS (in Arabic إذاعة القدس). CONTENTS * 1 Establishment * 2 Split * 3 Changes * 4 See also * 5 References ESTABLISHMENTOn March 30, 1936, the Palestine Broadcasting Service began radio transmissions from Ramallah
Ramallah
. Staff were recruited for five hours of daily broadcasts in three languages, English, Arabic, and Hebrew and training given by the BBC
BBC
. The Hebrew language transmissions were eventually called Kol Yerushalayim (The Voice of Jerusalem) after arguments with Arab leaders following the Jews original intention to call them 'Kol Eretz Israel' (The Voice of the Land of Israel)
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