In short, the pulling of CNNi is apparently not just about politics but also about money.
Despite the ravages of war, some hard-fought negotiations between CNNi and Israeli cable operators have been dragging on for eight months.
CNNi's contract expires at the end of October, but as a premium service, it won't budge on price.
Halfway through its three-year regionalization plan that saw CNNI
split into Asian, European and South American channels, CNNI
is employing an extra 70 staff in Asia and Europe, commissioning 20 hours a week of programming and revamping its weather service.