At 7:30 p.m. on Tues. evening, Oct. 2, Miko Peled will speak in Tacoma. -- Peled, the son of the late Gen. Matti Peled, is the author of a recently published memoir entitled The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine....
WHAT: The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, a memoir
WHO: Miko Peled, author
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 -- 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fircrest United Methodist Church, 1018 Columbia (Really on South 19 St., just west of Pearl), Tacoma, WA
Miko Peled is the son of an historic figure, the highly revered and influential Israeli General Mattityahu “Matti” Peled (1923-1995). Gen. Peled is considered by many historians to have been the architect of the 1967 Six-Day War. His family was steeped from the early 1900s in the Zionist concept of creating a Jewish state in Palestine. After the war, Gen. Peled made a plea that the “conquered” areas be returned to the people from which it was taken for the sake of security, equality, human rights, and peace, saying that otherwise Israel would never have peace or security. Matti Peled was also a noted scholar who helped found the Arabic Language and Literature Dept. at Tel Aviv University; his Ph.D. thesis at UCLA was on the Egyptian Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz.
Miko Peled will speak about his personal journey (which has included the death of his niece in a suicide bombing) and his research in Israeli state archives to unveil and dispel many commonly accepted myths and “truths” about the history of the Palestine/Israeli struggle since 1947.
Of The General's Son, Alice Walker has written: "There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one."