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Miko Peled

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 1:30 pm
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (E15-070) • Weisner Building, Bartos Theater Atrium level, • 20 Ames Street • Cambridge

Miko Peled is the son of late Israeli General Mattityahu (Matti) Peled, outspoken critic of Israeli occupation of the territories conquered in the 1967 war-- which he masterminded.  Matti Peled learned Arabic and taught  Arabic literature at the University of Tel Aviv.

Miko's  sister, scholar  Nurit Peled-Elhanan, has written about racism in  Israeli schoolbooks.     Miko is author of "The General's Son", about his family's transformation from Zionists to peace advocates-- about his grandparents, his father's controversial support of peacemaking,  his own army experience, the tragic death of his niece (Nurit's daughter) in a suicide bombing, which  moved him to become an activist for reconciliation and peace.



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