I read The General’s Son, all 221 pages, in one day! I just couldn’t put it down. Even if I didn’t know the country well, Miko Peled writes in such a direct and engaging way that the pages practically turned by themselves. It’s a fascinating story with many twists and turns throughout, as his own family’s story intersects with history over and over. I was moved by the Peled family’s brave struggle to find the truth in the face of their own active Zionist past and their recent devastating loss of a child to a terrorist attack. We follow their evolution from war to peace, as they translate their sorrow into a search for justice. Having lived in Israel for almost twenty years, I appreciate their honesty and integrity, especially when so much is as stake. Its is a rare thing in Israel these days. But, in the tradition of King Solomon, Miko reminds us that the children that are being divided and killed belong to us all- and that if we love our children, the Israelis and Palestinians must learn to share. This book is a must read for anyone who has an opinion about what is going on, and for those who don’t. Since whether we realize it or not, what happens there effects us all. The unequal divide in Israel/Palestine is the epicenter of the quake of terrorism that is shaking the world. This fundamental injustice must be acknowledged if there is ever to be reconciliation. There is a way out of this mess, and it’s right under our noses. If democracy is good for the rest of us, then why not Israel?
May Almightly bless you with good health and longer age so that truth can be spread to all and equality and freedom be given to Palestians and Irsael’s equally. I thank you from bottom of my heart for such a great initiative and hats of to you and your followers. Truth will stay and rest all will Perish. It make take time for people to change their hearts but it will happen. No Mother or Father on the Earth want to see their children,family, relatives to die in a warfare. Everyone wishes for a natural death.
I urge people reading it to develop brotherhood among eachother in family, surronding areas,region,country, neighbouring countries among all human kind. Everybody has to Die on day….No one is blessed with “NO DEATH” except the one who created u and me. Leave long ..let other leave long.
The facts are talked in the his speech.Tears broke down from my eyes when spoke about his neice who was dead at the age of 13. Just imagaine it was your or mine sister, daughter, niece,mother,etc. I beg you …Don’t go against anyone for funny/personnel reasons you will be put in Hellfire here or hereafter.
Learn from others mistakes and be a gentleman/woman. Do commit mistakes as you are doing now or your father and fore fathers did it.
Educate anyone whom u meet in your life of any religion, creed, color to talk about peace and humanity afterall u will leave not more than 100 years in current era.
15-20 years in educations if alive
20-30 years in job search/job if alive
30-50 years with wife and children if alive and blessed
50-100 years with oldage friends if alive….
WHY VIOLENCE ? WHY KILLING INNOCENT CHILDRENS/WOMEN/MEN/…….?
WILL U CARRY THE LAND AFTER DEATH ? CAN U EAT LAND IF U ARE HUNGRY?
TIME TO CHANGE…CONVERT FROM WILD ANIMALS TO HUMAN BEINGS..HELP MIKO PELED AND MAKE A NAME IN REGISTER OF ALMIGHTY THAT U DID SOMETHING GOOD WHEN U WERE ON EARTH.
MAY ALMIGHTY BLESS THE WHOLE HUMAN KIND. ALLAH HAFIZ
This book is very informative and helpful to understand history. Congratulations for having the guts to speak out on your beliefs and to dedicate your life to justice. You are truly a real man !
Hello Sir, Hello Miko Peled , I just want to thank you for you excellent video : A Zionist General’s Son Shatters The Myths, http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/19/a-zionist-generals-son-shatters-the-myths/,
Best Regards and highest respects, Anton J.
My own introduction to the work of Miko Peled was through a YouTube video of his presentation in Seattle, which really opened my eyes to the issue of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here’s a blog post I wrote which lists Miko and other heretics that speak truth to power on this issue: http://libertarianinselfexile.blogspot.hk/2014/07/israeli-palestinian-conflict-heretics.html
I am contacting you because i admire your courage and im so humbled by you. Me, my family and friends have watched all of your amazing videos how you speak the truth. You are a amazing individual and the whole of mankind can learn so much from you about justice, peace and morals.
I wish there was more people like yourself in the world. You are a great example to people all over the world no matter what religion and colour.
The work you are doing is amazing.
I wish you all the best and many many kind regards to you and all your team.
many many Kind Regards
I like to get in touch with Miko Peled. We would like to invite him as a speaker in Boston. Does anyone has his contact info (e-mail, phone). Thanks
I recently finished reading the book. I had watched several videos of Miko Peled on youtube where for the first time I discovered that a Jew, and even an Israeli could be against Israel’s ideology, policies and occupation and its consequences in Palestine. When I started reading the book I was afraid I would not learn anything new. But I learned a lot and even was moved, sometimes, almost cried, by his story and through it the story of a tragedy where injustice is the main character. Thanks Miko for existing. Thanks for writing this book that is full of sad things but also full of hope. Please let me know if you have any plans speaking in the Atlanta, GA area. Many thanks
Your book is absolutely superb a masterpiece and one of the greatest books ever written.
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