Miko Peled is an Israeli human rights activist working for justice and equal rights for both Palestinians and Israelis. He was born in Israel and grew up in a family deeply committed to the Zionist vision of creating a Jewish state in Palestine. His father was the highly respected and influential Israeli General Matti Peled, one of the architects and leaders of the six day war in 1967.
When the war was over, General Peled made a rational and intense plea for the “conquered” areas to be returned, for the sake of security, equality, human rights and peace, to the people from which they were taken. …stating that “without doing this Israel would never have peace or security.”
In 1997 Miko’s beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. This tragic incident propelled him to begin a painful journey of discovery ... to better understand the current and historical issues in the Palestine/Israel conflict.....and to unveil the many mythical and commonly accepted “truths” about the history of the Palestine/Israel struggle since 1947.
Much of his information and thinking comes from information gained from the Israeli military archives as well as the words of his father. He is an author of impeccable credentials and has written a powerful and compelling book.
Miko Peled will be speaking at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, March 18th at 7pm in Irvine Auditorium, "Cafe 58". More information and directions.