Thursday, February 7, 7p.m. Vancouver Public Library
“There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one.” Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, in her forward to The General’s Son
Born in Jerusalem in 1961, Miko Peled grew up in a well known Zionist family. His father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948, and a general in the war of 1967. His grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson, was a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
Coming from an elite family in Israel, he has undergone a transformation in his thinking through his increasingly close and warm relations with Palestinians. Of his recently published book, The General’s Son, Miko says: “It’s time to sweep away some of the myths, and to uncover the truth so that we can finally live in peace, together.”
He has a simple message: there should be equality between Israeli Jews and Palestinians and they should live together as citizens in one state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Admission by donation. $10 – 20 suggested.
Organized by the Canada-Palestine Support Network (Canpalnet) and Independent Jewish Voices (IJV). Supported by the Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, Adala – the Canadian Arab Justice Committee, the Vancouver and District Labour Council (VDLC), and Rabble.ca.
Copies of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine will be available. Please note: Cash sales only.