Video: The General’s Son

Dec 27 2012 / 2:02 am

Miko Peled is a peace activist. Born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well-known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His Father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai.

Miko’s unlikely opinions reflect his father’s legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker. Miko grew up in Jerusalem, a multi-ethnic city, but had to leave Israel before he made his first Palestinian friend, the result of his participation in a dialogue group in California. He was 39. On September 4, 1997 the beloved Smadar, 13, the daughter of Miko’s sister Nurit and her husband Rami Elhanan was killed in a suicide attack.

Peled insists that Israel/Palestine is one state—the separation wall notwithstanding, massive investment in infrastructure, towns and highways that bisect and connect settlements on the West Bank, have destroyed the possibility for a viable Palestinian state. The result, Peled says is that Israelis and Palestinians are governed by the same government but live under different sets of laws. At the heart of Peled’s conclusion lies the realization that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals in their shared homeland.

(Source: AlternateFocus)

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1 Comment for “Video: The General’s Son”

  1. anjobeukers@yahoo.com

    Thank you Miko for your clear explanation of the historical facts and your vision. Hope that many people will be able to listen to your sense making story or read your book. You have to be brave as an Israeli to come forward with the facts . But know that you will bring the time for a solution closer; for the Palestinians as for the Jewish people. I will send on your video to many friends and recommend your book. Thanks again, Miko Peled!

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