The feisty Israeli-American peace activist Miko Peled, author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, has this month been taking his pro-justice, pro-peace message to the halls of the U.S. Congress and far beyond (with key stops along the way in Prague and Lisbon!)
At the beginning of the month, Peled visited Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) in his office in the Capitol (photograph on right.) He also braved icy weather to join a fellow pro-justice activists, including other anti-Zionist Jews, in an outdoor rally (left) in front of the Capitol to protest the anti-peace maneuverings of the powerful pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac.
On April 10, Peled will be one of four JWB authors taking part in a key one-day conference at Washington's National Press Club that will examine the role of the pro-Israel lobby in U.S. politics. The other participating author/activists are Richard Falk, Gareth Porter, and Alice Rothchild. (Some tickets may still available for that event.)
But in the middle of March, Peled was busy, too! He traveled to Europe to speak to enthusiastic gatherings in both Prague and Lisbon.
While in Lisbon, he gave a very thoughtful interview to the state broadcaster, RTP-- see screengrab at left. In it, he told the interviewer, "I would be very surprised if [this situation of Israel as a hegemonic Jewish state] lasted for more than another ten years," and discussed how a peaceful transition to a one-person-one-vote system in all of Israel/Palestine could be achieved.
Back in the United States, in the immediate aftermath of the Israeli election of March 17, Peled published a very thought-provoking piece on the Hill's "Congress Blog" under the title "Time to give Palestinians their Country Back."
Within five days after that essay appearing, it had been "liked" more than 4,000 times on Facebook, and tweeted 425 times!
BIG congratulations to Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, who on International Women's Day (March 8) received not one but two very lovely recognitions for her activism on peace issues in the Middle East. One of these was a plaque, issued in the name [...]
We have great news for all our friends who prefer to read on-the-go with ebook readers and apps! Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee, In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine, and Gaza Mom Abridged are now available for purchase in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub formats! Whether you’re [...]
Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh won an enthusiastic reception for his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, when it was launched February 24 at a reading and reception hosted by Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies. The event was packed! Attendees were welcomed by Dr. Brinkley Messick, co-director of the Center, and [...]
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Our authors have busy speaking schedules in the weeks ahead! On February 24th, Hatim Kanaaneh will be launching Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, his evocative collection of short stories, at a signature event at Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies, in New York Details and RSVP's for this evening event can [...]
Calling all lovers of peace and justice in NYC and Northern Virginia! Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, is speaking in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday evening (2/3), at Hunter College in Manhattan on Thursday (2/4)-- and then in Springfield, VA on Sunday, [...]
Just World Books, an independent publisher based in Charlottesville, VA is currently inviting submissions for a new book, to be edited by Laila El-Haddad (co-author, The Gaza Kitchen, author of Gaza Mom), and Refaat Alareer (editor, Gaza Writes Back), which will be an original compilation of essays, artwork (including cartoons), photographs, poetry, and creative writing that describe, analyze, and reflect [...]
The countdown begins! With just seven weeks to go till Publication Date, Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh's lovely short-story collection Chief Complaint: A Country's Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee is now available for pre-order from our website here... and it's been winning strong accolades from writers and experts like Susan Abulhawa, Ghada Karmi, Jonathan Cook, Alice [...]
Calling all residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States! We know this is an area in which the love of social justice and human equality runs very deep... So we're delighted to tell you that Alice Rothchild, MD, author of the timely, engaging book On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on [...]