Miko Peled interview part 1
Paul Jay interviews Israeli/US author Miko Peled on 12 December 2016 for Real New Network: Reality Asserts Itself. The three part discussion can be viewed in the above youtube links.
Intro – PAUL JAY: Welcome to the Real News Network and welcome to Reality Asserts Itself, Im Paul Jay. Miko Peled is an Israeli activist, author, he was a soldier and his father was one of the most famous generals in Israel. Miko grew up in Jerusalem from a prominent Zionist family. His grandfather Avraham Katsnelson, signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled, fought in the 1948 war and served as a general in the war in 1967.
His father later became a peace activist and a leading proponent of an Israeli dialogue with the PLO as well as the two state solution. Miko followed his fathers footsteps at first, joining Israels special forces after high school and earning the red beret. But he soon grew to regret his decision. He surrendered his status as soon as he earned it, becoming a medic and finally discussed by the 1982 Lebanon invasion, he buried his service pin in the dirt.
He has written a book titled the Generals Son: Journey of An Israeli in Palestine. In a comment about the book Ilan Pappé writes, out of personal pain and sober reaction on the past comes this powerful narrative of transformation, empowerment and commitment. In her forward to Miko’s book, Alice Walker writes there are few books on the Israeli-Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one.
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