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Tour in Arabic, translated to English;  

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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
23 May 1997

    Geography
  • Israel
    Yerushalayim
    Locality
  • Jerusalem; Old City; along El Wad HaGai
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 31.77917   35.23278
    Habitats
  • Urban
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
  • HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Stereo=1; Stereo

Rafah

Friday

Voices in Arabic.....

Could we talk to this gentleman about 1967?
Voices in Arabic.......
Arab doesn't want to talk

Where are you going to start your tour?
At the Ottoman period. About Sultan Suleiman. I begin after I have coffee.

WE WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW YOU IS THAT O.K?
Yes.

**City sounds, a hand bell is heard alongside with cars and Voices in Arabic. (00515) HI I'M AMERICAN JOURNALIST. . . a man interrupts in Hebrew asking you guys to stop.
Back to Ambiance..... fashioned as same as before.

Voices getting a bit closer (00835 & 00917) A hand Bell heard very strongly 01028 in the b.g sounds of men.

01150 cries in Arabic getting stronger. . .

01304 A muezzin is heard far away in the b.g kid shouting "Shekel" in attempt to sell. Not bad.

01507 Kid getting louder

01310 Lady and girls speak in Arabic. Between not bad and Remote.

01640 WHAT'S YOUR NAME? guy says his name. From Ramallah. Says he's here to pray. Soldiers told him to go home since he's with no permit. He came without permit since they never give ones. Never been arrested. Not afraid.

HOW OFTEN BEEN TO THE MOSQUE? every week. Never stopped until today. Chances. He is going to pray although he was told to go home.

ARE YOU GOING T0 ANOTHER GATE? Soldiers will not see him, he is going to another gate.

01935 girl says her name (means "smiling") from xx and teaches English. came here to study too.

CAN YOU TELL ME AS A TEACHER WHAT DOES THIS CITY DOES TO YOU? "Every Muslim feels as this is his own, all come to pray.

DO YOU HAVE A MOSQUE AT HOME? yes every village does. More than one.

WHY COME HERE THEN? We feel it is related to our history. Our prophet told us to pray here _

HOW OFTEN DO YOU COME HERE? during the course every Friday. Otherwise -in general. To pray on Friday is the most important.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN HEAVEN? I do.

WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE FOR YOU? we read about it in Koran. God promised attractive things there.

WHAT THINGS? to live in paradise. if you are good you can live in paradise.

AND WHAT IT'S LIKE? there are some things we can meet in this world - honey, rivers, fruit, wine, beautiful ladies for men. to feel in peace, to feel good.

WILL YOU SEE PEOPLE THERE? absolutely.

YOUR FAMILY? I don't know. If they are there I'll meet them if I'm there. (English) Very good

02700 Old lady heard in Arabic. Not so good

02735 the man (guide?) is lecturing in Arabic for a long time (Very Good)

03050 someone (Adnan?) starts to translate to English.

03154 Adnan and Rafa talk.....Adnan translates: speaking about the years 1530 - 1540

describing the gate

03155 Rafa talks to Adnan...

03244 Adnan translates; I am a guide for the tourists coming from Israel ...112 hours course and sponsored by the government .

WHY DO YOU DO THIS? the city is important and it's history represents the entire region and can give you go a briefing about the ancient history and everyone should learn about the city (very good)

03549 again muezzin heard. youngster crying in Arabic. (both mediocre).

03615 a few seconds of Arab music. not that good (remote).

03750 Street merchant shouting in Arabic (not so good)

03923 voice in English; Islamic!;! music.... speaking of the song. Describicng the song describing Muhammad when he went to Medina and minister's Sharon house and the soldiers guarding his house. (Good)

04038 Arab music getting louder (mediocre).

04213 Adnan introduces a journalist who worked for EI-Kuds newspaper~. Rich suggest to go....

04540 WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE STREET? EL WUD? Adnan: no, 'el Wad', means the Valley. describes the position and the other market.

04647: voice of Arab guide (very good) Adnan translates. he's talking about the stone from the Ottoman period and the arch that is shaped like stars. complaining about the municipality..... trash not removed.... why isn't the Wakaff clean?

05029 the leaded mosque...was built with lead..... again complaining about the municipality

05748 A man who lives nearby says he has received the keys 7 days ago and he hopes people come and pray again. Arabic, Adnan translates (very good) invites Rich to come after the 27th.. says he was born in this neighborhood. Rich wants to come and talk to him the next morning....

05528 Adnan translates the guide..._ talking about the Ottoman dynasty and describing the water fountain that dates from the Ottoman period (Very good)

10145 An argument in Arabic, .... (mediocre)

10344 Adnan continues to translate the guide's deliberations.....Mamluk fountains ....water tab from the Roman era.... the construction is a mixture of several historical periods. . . scanning assignment papers of the course students regarding the history of the city. (very good)

11002 Alex: SO IN 1967 YOU WERE A 15 YEAR OLD BOY? yes.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST NAME? Mike!

AND WHAT HAPPENED? no one believed there would be a war! No one thought is was more than joking. . . joking of war! All the Arab presidents helped the Jews take this land.

WHAT DID YOU DO AT THAT DAY in 1967? I was a small boy but I heard the soldiers talk. to the people, said to them the Jews will kill everyone ......mumbling something about blanks......I was weeping, I saw the people weeping, the people said the Jews are coming to kill all the people here and we were afraid...

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WOKE UP? yes. The second day we didn't gee any Jewish soldiers. they came from Canada and Europe......The Arab Presidents have sold this land... We believe this land would come back to Islam.... _(good)

11343 Man talking in English about the tour; they have just made (sounds to me like a religious Jewish guide) ...in the b.g bells (remote speaking about the fact that houses were cleared away.

11826 muezzin heard... (too remote) birds singing heard.....

1234S Kid shouting shortly next to the microphone. (good)

12637 Birds singing. in b.q muezzin heard (remote...) sounds of knocking and a spooky laugh..... {Good)

13210 Voices in Arabic are heard... someone lights a match......

138461 Market sounds. . . Merchants (most of them kids) cry prices in Arabic. . . (some are very good and some remote) hand bell rings......

14120 bell getting stronger.....ceases...more cries...mainly sounds of general market fuss ...zzzzzzzzzzzz

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