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Hadashot 13 (Hebrew: חדשות 13, lit. '[Channel] 13 News') is a brand name of Israeli television news programs produced for Reshet 13 by Hadashot 10 LTD (Hebrew: חדשות 10 בע״מ, lit. '10 News Ltd.'), a subsidiary of Reshet. The company was previously a subsidiary of Channel 10 and produced news programs under the name of Channel 10 News (Hebrew: חדשות עשר, romanized: Hadashot Eser, lit. '[Channel] Ten News') until the Reshet-Channel 10 merger that took effect on 16 January 2019.
Israel's Channel 2 was operated by the Second Authority for Television and Radio but was programmed by two rotating companies, Keshet Media Group and Reshet. As part of a larger series of reforms to Israel's broadcast system to increase diversity and competition, Channel 2 was shut down, and both broadcasters were granted their own, separate channels. Reshet 13 officially launched on 1 November 2017, alongside Keshet 12.
The Israel Television News Company continued to provide news programs for both channels; the main primetime bulletin is simulcast by both channels, while other programs are divided among the two channels.
In June 2018, due to financial issues caused by the 2017 Channel 2 split, RGE (owner of Channel 10) filed a merger with this channel's parent company Reshet. In October 2018, Reshet announced that the merger had canceled. Reshet's owners have since reconsidered the merger, and after a long battle with the Second Authority, the merger was approved and was scheduled for January 16, 2019. The merger saw certain programs previously shown on Channel 10 moved to Reshet 13, which subsequently changed its name to channel 13, with the new slogan "everything connects".