The General’s Son – Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
|Date/Time:||Oct 23, 2012 at 07:00 PM|
|Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, author of "The General's Son - Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, will make several appearances in metro Atlanta this week. Peled’s family has deep roots in modern-day Israel. His father, the well-known Israeli general Matti Peled, took part in the creation of Israel in 1948, and was a general in the 1967 war in which Israel captured several Arab lands. However, after the Israeli decision to occupy the Palestinian West Bank with Jewish settlers, Matti Peled became an opponent of the occupation and a peace activist|
Miko Peled grew up in Jerusalem, a multi-ethnic city, but did not make his first Palestinian friend until joining a dialogue group at age 39 in San Diego, his present home. In 1997 his niece was killed in a suicide attack in Jerusalem. His growing acquaintances with Palestinians opened his eyes to their suffering under the Israeli occupation and he became an advocate of Palestinian rights. He frequently returns to Palestine/Israel to join demonstrations against what he now calls Israeli apartheid (http://mikopeled.com/).
“I know how hard it is for many Jews and Palestinians to let go of the dream of having ‘our own’ exclusive state.” he says. “But for the good of both nations, the Separation Wall must come down, the Israeli control over the lives of Palestinians must be defied, and a secular democracy where Israelis and Palestinians live as equals be established in our shared homeland.”
No matter what your feelings on the Israeli-Palestinian situation, this public informational meeting will be informative.
|Location:||Oakhurst Presbyterian Church|
|118 Second Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
|Directions:||A reception and book-signing will begin at 8:30. Free admission and parking. The church is at the corner of Second Avenue and East Lake Drive, 4 blocks south of the East Lake MARTA station.|
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