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Miko Peled's father was the Israeli major general Matti Peled. He was part of the General Staff during the Six Day War in 1967. Israel then conquered the West Bank, Gaza, the Golan Heights and Sinai, setting the stage for the untenable situation the Palestinians face today. His son Miko visited the very territories his father had helped to conquer. He formed friendships in the West Bank, re-considered his own upbringing and did much original research to re-write with authority the history he was taught growing up in Israel.
Miko Peled's book: The General's Son, was published in 2012. The poet Alice Walker wrote the foreword and said that this book is the most hopeful on the topic of Israel/Palestine. Peled was recorded in Berkeley, CA, on September 19, 2012. He spoke at a benefit for clean water for children in Gaza, organized by the Middle East Children's Alliance.
Recorded by Jeffrey Blankfort.