last wednesday evening (16th january), 8.00-8.30am (repeated 2.10am yesterday), on bbc 2 tv
on tour: tel aviv (presented by nadeem isllam) (in the see hear series)
“The explosions were so loud you could feel them. They would explode in the sky and disintegrate. The army gave out special vibrating alarms to deaf people so that we knew when the missiles were coming.”
“Nadeem Islam visits the city of Tel Aviv in Israel, also known as The Miami of the Middle East. Wandering the sunny boulevards and beaches with his • deaf Israeli guide Omer Hazan, they take in the beautiful Bauhaus architecture and a show at the famous Nalaga’at theatre of the deafblind.
Nadeem has a Muslim background, and Omer is Israeli – will international signing be a bridge for them to meet in the middle and discuss the issue of Israel and Palestine?
Nadeem also takes on a couple of deaf volleyball champions, meets a deaf Holocaust survivor, learns the Israeli fingerspelling alphabet from • Israeli sign language pioneer Hava Savir, and joins Tel Aviv’s Pride march – one of the largest in the world!”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0c06dr0)