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Uploaded by AlternateFocus on May 21, 2011

Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. 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.

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1 Comment

  1. While I’m more then happy for anybody to express any opinion this particular one is fraught with countless inaccuracies and outright lies… As I do not have the time or the inclination to refute them one by one I will point out only one of the more glaring ones…

    Mr. Miko Peled claims that in 1967 the Israelis wantonly attacked Jordan without provocation… Nothing is further from the truth!… Israel practically begged King Hussein to stay out of the fighting going as far as informing King Hussein that Nasser’s claims of having routed the Israeli attack were false (thereby divulging that his communications with Nasser had been compromised by Israeli intelligence)…

    Unfortunately for everybody involved King Hussein decided to believe Nasser and ordered the Jordanian forces to attack Israel… An attack that started by Jordanian artillery forces shelling Israeli civilians in Jerusalem… It was only following the Jordanian attack that the Israeli forces counter attacked…

    The above is verifiable historical fact… Just read King Hussein’s own words in his book!… King Hussein never forgave Nasser for lying to him!…

    Comment by King Edward | March 24, 2012

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