The General's Son: An Israeli in PalestineThe General's Son: An Israeli in Palestinehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/213261KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-11-15T19:30:002012-11-15T21:00:00
November 15,2012 7:30PM–9:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Talk by Miko Peled. This event is free and open to the public.
Miko Peled, author of The General's Son, was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well-known Zionist family. His maternal grandfather signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled, fought in the1948 Israeli War of Independence, and was a general in 1967 during the Six Day War when Israel conquered Gaza, the Golan Heights, the Sinai, and the West Bank. Later, General Peled became a peace activist, a leading proponent of an Israeli dialogue with the PLO.
Miko Peled grew up in this highly political insider’s milieu. A young patriot, he volunteered for a Special Forces Commando unit in the Israeli Defense Forces, service he later came to regret. The death of his niece Smadar, 12, in a suicide attack in Jerusalem in 1997 was the starting point for the remarkable, personal story of a man who sought justice not through revenge, but through understanding-– an understanding that transformed his heart, and ushered him into a singular life of pro-peace activism and, some would say, risk.
Of his new book, Alice Walker writes: "Few books on this issue seem as hopeful to me as this one." Read an excerpt from her forward to The General's Son here: http://justworldbooks.com/excerpt-the-generals-son-foreword-alice-walker/ Educated in Israel, Japan, and the United States, Peled is an accomplished professional martial arts practitioner. He holds a sixth degree black belt in karate, which he teaches at his dojo in Southern California.
Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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