Israeli Sign Language (ISL) is the major sign language in Israel. It came into existence in the 1930s and 1940s, with the formation of the Deaf community in Israel, which today numbers about 10,000 people. The present day ISL community consists of four generation of signers: from the very first generation, those who contributed to the earliest stages of the language, to the fourth generation, whose members have acquired ISL as a full-fledged system. ISL is the language of the national Deaf Association, the education system, and sign language interpreting throughout Israel.
Links: YouTube lectures Links to live recordings of symposia at the University of Haifa, in Israeli Sign Language and Hebrew
קישורים ליוטיוב:י קישורים להקלטות חיות מתוך סימפוזיון שנערך באוניברסיטת חיפה, בשפת סימנים ישראלית ובעברית