Our Miko Peled, aka " The General's Son", took his message of peace, justice, and equality to Europe once again last week! In the U.K., he spoke first to a capacity audience in the elegantly appointed St. Helier Town Hall in Jersey... Then he hopped back to the British "mainland" and spoke to another capacity audience at the P21 event space in London:
In late April, Peled launched the updated Second Edition of his groundbreaking memoir The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. This edition of the book has won rave endorsements from Naomi Wolf, Seymour Hersh, Ralph Nader, and others. (You can read all the endorsements here.)
Oh, and did we mention that, from London, our intrepid peacemaker journeyed to Amsterdam, where once again he spoke to a capacity crowd, this time in the city's historic Zuiderkirk?
Along the way, Peled conducted this very informative 10-minute interview with Afshin Rattansi, host of RT-London's "Going Underground".
During this trip to Europe-- as during the trip he had at the end of April, which took him to France and Iceland-- Peled was able to see firsthand how smartly Europe's many activists for Palestinian rights are organizing these days.
When he was in the U.K., the country was still reeling from various events inside the opposition Labor Party, in which some determined pro-Zionist activists had intervened in various leadership elections to try to smear progressive Laborites who support equal rights for Palestinians as being somehow "anti-Semitic".
Those activities, many of which seem to have been orchestrated by supporters of the Conservative Party, backfired notably when the (as it happens, British-Muslim) Labor candidate in London's significant mayoral election beat the Conservative candidate handily.
Then, while Peled was in Amsterdam, Netherlands legislators were preparing for a significant debate and vote to be held the following day, in which some legislators were trying to get the pro-boycott campaigning of the pro-Palestinian-rights BDS movement ruled somehow illegal.
That attempt to criminalize pro-BDS activity was also roundly beaten back. Indeed, the Netherlands Foreign Minister declared straightforwardly that pro-boycott activities remain completely protected by the Netherlands' own free speech protections, as well as those of the European Court of Human Rights.
Peled reflected that he was very happy to have been part of the campaign for full equal rights for Palestinians that is building in Europe and worldwide.
Building on the success of Dr. Sheila Carapico's anthology Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf, we are now delighted to share the audio from the very informative discussion she had with Dr. Michael Hudson about Yemen and its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula, at an event hosted by George Washington University in [...]
Two different generations came together at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, last weekend, when ten contributors to The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement took part in a three-day series of events marking the historic role the College had played during the antiwar movement of the early 1970s.The events had [...]
Dr. Sheila Carapico's beautifully edited volume Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf is not being formally released until May 3. But on April 26, she and Dr. Michael Hudson got together at George Washington University's Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) to lead a very timely discussion of the many issues raised and [...]
April 19 was a super-interesting day in New York City! Not only were there some hard-fought primary elections in the city that day-- but it was also the day on which author and activist Miko Peled launched the expanded and updated Second Edition of his wildly popular memoir, The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli [...]
David Swanson, long-time author, radio host, and peace activist, launched his new edition of War is a Lie in Washington, DC's famed Busboys and Poets restaurant on April 11. Before an audience of many seasoned activists for peace and social justice concerns, Swanson addressed "Ten Revealing War Lies" and engaged in a lively question and answer session. [...]
Our authors continue to take their message of equality, dignity, and peace all round the world! In mid-March, Susan Abulhawa and Laila El-Haddad were both part of the "Palestine in India" writers' colloquium organized in Delhi by the amazing Indian publishing house Women Unlimited. (In the group photo, El-Haddad is in the green headscarf, and [...]
Rabbi Brant Rosen, author of the 2012 anthology Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi's Path to Palestinian Solidarity, penned a powerful oped in Israel's Haaretz daily recently, arguing that anti-Semitism is notably not (as claimed by many American supporters of Israel) the same as anti-Semitism, and not some form of discrimination. Rosen co-chairs the Rabbinical Council [...]
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Lillian Rosengarten paid a visit to Washington, DC on February 28, to talk about her book, Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat for Gaza, at Mulebone on 14th & V, NW. The event, titled "A Refugee from Nazi Germany Speaks: Palestinians are the Last Victims of the Holocaust," was hosted by [...]