President Shimon Peres wished, in sign language on Monday, good luck to a
delegation of hearing impaired athletes who will represent Israel at the
Deaflympics in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia in July.
Chairman of Sports
for the Deaf in Israel Eli Kosover said that the games are dedicated to
fostering peace and that some of the athletes compete in events against people
with normal hearing.
The group applauded Peres in sign language and the
president concluded that the only really deaf people are those who are deaf to
the cry for peace.