Miko Peled joins us this episode to talk about the recent news of British Parliament voting to recognize the “State of Palestine.” Miko shares his thoughts on why this vote is nothing more than “lip service.” Real change is done at the “root” level and anything short of that is bound to fail.
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About Miko Peled
Born and raised in Jerusalem in 1961, Peled grew up in a prominent Zionist family; his grandfather, Avraham Katsnelson, signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence. His father, Mattityahu Peled, fought in the 1948 war, and served as a general in the war of 1967; later, after the Israeli cabinet ignored his investigation of a 1967 alleged Israeli war crime, he became a peace activist and leading proponent of an Israeli dialogue with the PLO.
Miko Peled followed his father’s footsteps at first, joining Israel’s Special Forces after high school and earning the red beret, but he soon grew to regret his decision. He surrendered his status as soon as he earned it, becoming a medic, and finally, disgusted by the 1982 Lebanon invasion, he buried his service pin in the dirt. *
Topics Mentioned in this Episode Include:
- British vote to recognize State of Palestine
- How to attain long lasting peace in Middle East
- What is the root of the problem
- Does Israel have a “death count” limit when attacking Gaza