Gad is singer and producer in the band Dirty Honkers. Together with a Frenchman and a Canadian woman, he plays Electro-Swing using a saxophone and a joystick. To pursue his music, he moved from Israel to Berlin six years ago and has stayed there since. Israel was just too small for him. And too complicated.
Gads band: Dirty Honkers
Joujou is German-Palestinian. She launched a Facebook page where users discuss the conflict in the Middle East. “Palestine loves Israel” is a platform where stories of peace are posted – but a lot of harsh insults as well.
Joujous project: Palestine loves Israel
Liad helped launch a start-up and has worked for Greenpeace Israel. He lived in Berlin for two years. Today he’s living in Tel Aviv and is raising twins with his boyfriend. His path to fatherhood is illegal in Germany.
Niklas studies history. He’s done all kinds of jobs, but none required him to explain himself as much as his job as visitor attendant at the Jewish Museum. He’s become an expert on Jewish life, even though he himself isn’t even Jewish.
Chaya grew up in Cologne and now lives in a settlement in the West Bank. According to international law, she’s living on Palestinian land, which is occupied by Israel. Chaya has a different view.
Chayas Blog: Die Siedlerin
Chris considers himself Palestinian. He lives in Jerusalem and built the first ever hostel in Palestinian Ramallah. He commutes between the two cities and has to pass through an Israeli checkpoint every day. That annoys him.
Sherry and her husband Ori love each other. No problem there. If only it wasn’t for politics: Sherry is from Iran, Ori is a Germany-born Jew, and part of his family lives in Israel. That means a quick visit to the grandparents isn’t really on.
Samuel initially never wanted to join the army. But as an immigrant from Germany he has to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, like almost every Israeli – when what he really wants to do is become an opera singer.
Samuels website: www.samuelberlad.com
At Tacheles, eight people from Israel, Germany and the Middle East come together. All protagonists work to dismantle borders and conventions. Every week, they discuss and film themselves on a shared topic. One protagonist chooses the subject, the others reply to his video – each from their point of view, with their background. 50 years after starting the German-Israeli relations, Germany, Israel and the Middle East have a lot to say to each other – and you can join the discussion, too. The result is Tacheles – a project of the ARD, produced by PULS, the youth programme of the Bayerischer Rundfunk/Bavarian State Broadcaster and the ARD radio studio in Tel Aviv.
idea/concept/realization: Christine Auerbach, Johannes Berthoud, Torsten Teichmann, Christian Wagner
editor: Till Ottlitz
camera: Lukas Hellbrügge (camera/editing), Tatjana Sikorski (camera)
social Media/ online: Jens Milkowski, Bettina Dunkel
design: Ursula Brunthaller
frontend-development: David Zeidler
product owner blog: Jerry Manz