Israel-US author and human rights activist Miko Peled (listen to him below) is son of Israel’s 1967 war-hero Gen. Matti Peled (died 1995), first military governor of Israeli occupied Gaza Strip, and brother of Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan. Gen. Matti was considered a traitor by ex-leaders of Jewish terrorist group Irgun and Lehi, PM Menachem Begin and later PM Yitzak Shamir over calling for peace with PLO. He along with Yaakov Arnon and Uri Avnery met PLO chairman Yasser Arafat in Tunis in late 1980s.
MK Yael Dayan, daughter of one eye-patched Israeli war criminal Gen. Moshe Dayan, became the first female lawmaker to meet Yasser Arafat in Tunis in late January 1993. On her return she became a victim of Jewish vengeance by the entity’s prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli public, and her own Labor party.
Miko Peled in his latest article, entitled, A line I hear in every European country I visit: The Politicians Are All in Bed with the Israeli Government, a fact which I had discussed here for years.
Miko Peled recently visited Germany, Italy and several other European nations to promote his 2012 book, The General’s Son. In the book, the author debunks three major Israeli myths; i) country without people, ii) 1967 Israel’s existential threat war, and iii) Israel’s democracy.
“The spineless attitude towards Israel and the lack of regard for human rights and human lives that are expressed both by the US and the EU create a reality in which anyone who does not stand clearly in opposition to Israel is in fact complicit with Israeli crimes. And while the European approach is somewhat different than that of the US, the result is the same – in both cases the governments work closely with Israel and ignore the plight of the Palestinian people. This places greater demands on people of conscience who need to act, to organize until the political climate is such that supporting Israel is political suicide,” wrote Miko Peled.