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MIKO PELED, TRUMP AND THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE
October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center presents
WHAT IS NEXT FOR PALESTINE/ISRAEL?
Friday October 6th
6 PM Reception
7 PM Presentation
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
Peled is the son of an Israeli general who believes that for the good of everyone, the separation of Israel and Palestine should end and be replaced by a secular democracy where Israelis and Palestinians live as equals in their shared homeland. More at www.mikopeled.com..
The indecisiveness and ignorance of the Trump administration and the bluntness of the Netanyahu government have changed the discussion on Palestine/Israel. Peled argues that there can no longer be a two state solution, but rather a single state between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. The question now is this: Will it be a democracy with equal rights for all or an apartheid state?
Peled was born in Israel to a prominent Zionist family including a grandfather who was a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence and a father who was a renowned general in the Israeli army. After a thirty year career teaching martial arts in California, he found himself confronted with the Israeli-Palestinian issue in all of its horror: His 13 year-old niece was killed by Palestinians in a suicide attack in Jerusalem. This brought about a major shift in thinking that Miko describes in his updated 2016 memoir, “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.”
Peled has sold his martial arts business and gone on the road to promote his ideals. He is highly regarded as an international speaker, author, writer and peace activist working to promote justice and equality in Palestine.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Students free. Half-price for Center Members.
Sponsored by: and Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Rossmoor’s Voices for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace East Bay, Norcal Friends of Sabeel and Friendly Favors.
Please bring a snack to share if attending reception.