‘The General’s Son’ Miko Peled was born in Jersusalem into a prominent Israeli Zionist family. His father, Matti Peled, was a General in the Israeli Army; Miko served in Israel’s Special Forces. When Miko's niece was killed by Palestinian suicide bombers he soon became a peace activist.
Through his own research and his father's thorough knowledge of the Israeli wars, Miko Peled dispels the myths surrounding the ongoing Israeli and Palestinian conflict, and delivers widely unpopular facts concerning what actually occurred in 1948, 1967, and what is yet occurring today. He discloses facts that challenge the notion that the Jews that “returned” to, and are currently occupying Israel are the descendants of the Israelites that fled many centuries ago.
Miko Peled has authored a book entitled ‘The General’s Son’ in which he shares his research and personal experiences.
A powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. His journey is mirrored in many ways the transformation his father, a much-decorated Israeli general, had undergone three decades earlier. Alice Walker contributed a foreword to the first edition in which she wrote, "There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one." In the new Epilogue he takes readers to South Africa, East Asia, several European countries, and the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel itself.