VDO Israeli general’s son Miko Peled speech against Zionism & on Palestine

“Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. He has credibility, so when he debunks myths that Jews around the world hold with blind loyalty, people listen.

Miko was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family. His grandfather, Dr.  Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer on 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 the Sinai. WATCH VIDEO! [PP editor: I do not agree with his archaeological conclusions about King David, but that is beside the point of this video.]

Miko’s unlikely opinions reflect his father’s legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker. The general clearly stated that contrary to claims made later, the 1967 war was one of choice, and not because there was no existential threat to the state of Israel. He then dedicated his life to the achievement of Israeli Palestinian peace.

The political becomes personal with Miko’s stories. He might have learned compassion from his mother who, in 1948, refused the offer of an Arab home in West Jerusalem with the understanding that the family who lived there were now forced to live in a refugee camp. As the daughter of one of the signers of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, Miko’s mother could have used her position of entitlement to get a lovely home for herself and her family. But she said, “No.”

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1 comment for “VDO Israeli general’s son Miko Peled speech against Zionism & on Palestine

  1. November 21, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Hello Mr peled
    im born in germany but lived ramallah for several years and im 15 now
    i speak english, german, arabic and a bit of spanish
    i just wanted to tell you that im a big fan of your articles, speeches etc.
    i personally think that the only way for peace is a one state solution. whether its called Palestine or israel, i dont care. But everyone should be a democtratic state in which every one, Jew or Palestinian, has equal rights.
    It be great if you could reply with your opinion on this matter
    Hadi Baker

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