I must confess I haven’t yet read the book The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine by Miko Peled. Peled wrote this book as a memoir, growing up in a prominent Zionist family, and his discovery of the other narrative – the real narrative.
I would like to share this video of a lecture he gave few weeks ago in Atlanta. In his lecture he talks about the actual political situation in Palestine/Israel, trying to enlighten those who aren’t familiar with the situation. He shares his personal family experience, being brought up as an Israeli Zionist to believe that the state of Israel is the one who fought for peace and it’s the right land for the Jewish people.
Among other things he adds that “The Nakba didn’t happen in 1948; it began in 1948 and it continues today.”
And ends his lecture with: “The people who support the state of Israel are like the same people who support the apartheid in South Africa – will either hide somewhere in shame or deny the fact they supported Israel.”
It’s worth seeing and I wish more Israeli Jews would listen to this lecture and open their eyes and minds.
As for the books it sounds interesting too, I believe it’s worth reading (I’m trying to get a hold of it).