The Current Situation in Israel/Palestine
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Vance Hall, Room 105
Miko Peled is a peace activist. Born in Jerusalem into a well known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson, was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled, was a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered and occupied the West Bank, Gaza, Golan, and Sinai.
In 1997, a tragedy struck the family: his beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery and pushed him to re-examine many of his believed he had grown up with as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political military elite. He transformed into a courageous activist in the struggle for human rights and a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Following Miko Peled’s presentation he will be signing his new book, The General’s Son, for whose who would like to purchase a copy. The book, forwarded by Alice Walker, demonstrates the courage of those who, like Miko, have been pursuing a steadfast grassroots struggle for peace, justice, and equality for all the residents of the Holy Land.
Sponsored By: International & Area Studies Program, Middle East Studies, Center for International Education, Political Science Department, and Peace Studies at CCSU; Tree of Life Educational Fund; IWagePeace; Middle East Crisis Committee; We Refuse to Be Enemies; Israel-Palestine Peace, Education, & Action Group of N.E. Connecticut