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Following in the footsteps of his father a Zionist hero toward a free democratic Palestine Features Israel News Haaretz Daily Newspaper 13 05 27 1 21 PM. on cue he receives a phone call from his mother in Israel saying that his Share on Facebook. 13 year old niece Smadar daughter of his sister Nurit is missing. Share on Twitter, Somehow he knows instinctively she s the girl he saw on TV. This fear is confirmed several agonizing hours later when her body is. THIS STORY IS BY,found at a morgue,Hadani Ditmars, He must fly back to Israel immediately as the state funeral for the. granddaughter of General Matti Peled the Independence War hero who. later became a far left politician awaits his return RELATED TAGS. Middle East peace, Among those expressing condolences is Benjamin Netanyahu a close. childhood friend of his sister Nurit His politics make. him an unwelcome guest in the home where the family. is sitting shiva But among the mourners who greet his. family is Ehud Barak the newly elected leader of the. opposition who explains that in order to win votes he. must disguise his real intentions as a peacemaker, Suddenly galvanized by his niece s death into reviving. the activism he flirted with as a young IDF commando. disillusioned with the abuse of Palestinians he d, General Matti Peled was an MK for a far left Jewish.
witnessed and the first Lebanon war Peled blurts out Arab party in the 1980s Photo by Uzi Keren. to the future prime minister Why not tell the truth. That this and similar tragedies are taking place because. we are occupying another nation and that in order to. save lives the right thing to do is to end the occupation. and negotiate a just peace with our Palestinian,Barak dismisses his outburst as political naivete. This moment in 1997 marks the beginning of a Culture Fop Harlem globetrotting en. powerful personal and political journey recounted in. Peled s new book in a style that is part confessional. part cinematic epic and part emotional appeal for,different answers to the Israeli Palestinian. By the time the book is over he has gone from adoring. RELATED ARTICLES,son of IDF general turned peace activist to young. Palestinians and Canadian natives join hands pointe in Tel Aviv. Israeli traveler searching for meaning in life to an. to protest colonization The Dance Theatre of Harlem is resurrected The. activist embracing a democratic one state solution company returns to Israel this week after a 32 year. By Hadani Ditmars Jan 29 2013 2 21 PM 13, absence to share their own Exodus story and close a. Parts of his journey his pride as a boy in his father s For Jerusalem s Palestinians Israeli ID historic circle. By Brian Schaefer Culture Fop, bravery as a general his time traveling in India after policies cast a long shadow.
By Hadani Ditmars May 02 2012 1 17 PM, his military service are familiar Israeli narratives but Birthright crosses political lines. his father s legacy and his unique insights into that For Jerusalem s Palestinians Israeli ID By Yossi Beilin Opinion 5. make his story particularly compelling policies cast a long shadow. This day in Jewish history Hurva,By Hadani Ditmars May 02 2012 1 17 PM. Synagogue reduced to rubble, Over coffee at a Vancouver hotel in the midst of his. By David B Green This Day in Jewish History, ongoing book tour Peled admits to exploiting his unique position as part. of the Israeli elite All the general s sons grew up together in Jerusalem s For New York s Russian Jews the. upscale Rehavia went to school together the prime minister lived down stage is a temple. By Avital Chizhik Arts Leisure 2,the street to make people listen.
http www haaretz com news features following in the footsteps of hi ather a zionist hero toward a free and democratic palestine 1 514402 Page 2 of 8. Following in the footsteps of his father a Zionist hero toward a free democratic Palestine Features Israel News Haaretz Daily Newspaper 13 05 27 1 21 PM. Digging up Yahoo s,By Ido Kenan Jonny Silver 02 42 PM. Personal narratives are always stronger than any history book the 51. year old Peled asserts citing both the crux of his book s currency as well. The new anti Semitism is at an American, as the importance of the lecture series he began with a Palestinian high school. counterpart in San Diego that planted the seeds of his memoir By Jonny Silver 02 00 PM 12. In terms of Israeli history and psyche comments the tall handsome. Peled who bears an uncanny resemblance to a young George Bush this This day in Jewish history. story touches on every single nerve in Israeli society It starts with the Hurva Synagogue reduced to. third aliyah the generation of my grandparents in the 1920s one set were. By David B Green 09 12 AM, part of the working class that built roads and cities he explains in his. book while the other were intellectuals his maternal grandfather none. Israel s religious Zionist kids, other than Zionist leader Avraham Katsnelson through to my father s. growing up in a world where, generation the heroes of 1948 and 1967 and on to my father s pack of females are taboo.
Israeli renegades who spoke to Arafat when it was still illegal Then there s By Tamar Rotem 09 01 AM 3. bereavement and the suicide attack, And then of course there is the small group of Israelis says Peled who. MORE FROM THE WEB, are challenging old narratives about the nature of the nation s founding. and exploring new possibilities for peace Women Were Secretly Filmed at. West Point the Army Says,The New York Times, But it was only due to a twist of fate that Peled has come this far on his. journey A key turning point in the Peled narrative was a decision he. End the Arab Boycott of Israel, made as a burgeoning young activist and earnest student of karate one. The New York Times, night in 1983 To avoid missing his karate class a young Peled decided to.
forgo attending a Peace Now demonstration in Jerusalem That night a. right wing extremist threw a grenade at the crowd killing activist Emil Living in Singapore Your. Grunzweigand injuring several others Questions Answered. Gateway Singapore, Peled took this as a sign and followed the path of karate a practice of. non violence he says that teaches one to overcome insurmountable Recommended by. obstacles one that took him to Japan and eventually to San Diego FACEBOOK. where he settled with his wife and family,ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS. But the shock of his niece s death jolted him back into Middle Eastern. reality The activist side of me that I d been suppressing he explains. suddenly burst out It became stronger than anything. His sister Nurit s adamant stance that the occupation was to blame for her. daughter s death was also a key factor, She said no real mother would want this to happen to another mother. http www haaretz com news features following in the footsteps of hi ather a zionist hero toward a free and democratic palestine 1 514402 Page 3 of 8. Following in the footsteps of his father a Zionist hero toward a free democratic Palestine Features Israel News Haaretz Daily Newspaper 13 05 27 1 21 PM. recalls Peled and for me that crystallized how morally unjustifiable Recent Activity. retaliation is,Jordan Elgrably recommends Goliath doesn t. get to throw stones Opinion, He began to question many of the assumptions he grew up with even in a about a month ago.
relatively radical household where he came of age going to Land Day. Jordan Elgrably recommends Stone throwing, protests with his father and defending him when schoolmates called him a an old Jewish custom Features. traitor about a month ago,Ben White recommends The money s in the. Eventually he sought out and joined a Jewish Arab discussion group in occupied territories Lapid Opinion. about 2 months ago, San Diego and found that the Jewish Americans he met with their New. York humor and deli food were more foreign than the hummus Saida Nusseibah recommends Barack. tabouleh and warm hospitality offered by his new Palestinian friends He Obama s speech What young Israelis not only. needed but wanted to hear, was shocked by random anti Arab venom spewed casually by Jewish about 2 months ago. Americans he met who assumed he shared their views in an atmosphere. of growing Islamophobia Facebook social plugin, In his San Diego dialogue group he found a worthy partner in Nader.
Elbanna a Palestinian from Nazareth who accompanied him on a dual. lecture series at rotary clubs one that led to organizing shipments of. wheelchairs to Israel Palestine Soon frustrated by the limitations of. humanitarianism Peled gravitated toward activism Despite his deeply. ingrained fears of traveling alone in Palestinian areas he found himself. instead warmly welcomed by nonviolent protestors in Bil in and then. detained by Israeli soldiers for illegally entering Area A. When he was brought before an Israeli policeman the policeman chided. the soldiers saying Look he s an Israeli citizen and has rights It s not a. Palestinian that I can just beat up and throw in prison. Peled went on to teach karate to Palestinian children in refugee camps. often overwhelmed by the brutality they faced under occupation but. impressed by their resilience and heroism, While Peled s concerns are genuine his tales of traveling in Palestine can. seem slightly romanticized But the stories of his father pieced together. from childhood memories interviews with family and Israeli archives. are fascinating We learn of Issam Sartawi the senior PLO figure later. assassinated by Abu Nidal calling to arrange a series of clandestine. meetings that helped pave the path to the Oslo Accords If a young Miko. happened to answer the phone he was told it s the friend calling. When I heard that he writes I would be filled with a sense of. excitement and importance and would rush to get my father. After such calls his father who was fluent in Arabic and went on to. become an expert in Arabic literature would fly off to some remote North. African location or to a Parisian rendezvous and return a week or so later. to brief then Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin But Matti Peled s eventual. disenchantment with the Oslo Accords and one that abruptly ended his. lifelong friendship with Rabin is no secret, Peled relates that in a late 1994 interview his father said The Palestinians. might be allowed to collect their own garbage and issue their own. passports but this mini state would ultimately be controlled by Israel. One of the last pieces he wrote before his death in 1995 was called A. requiem to Oslo, The general still called Abu Salam by many of the same Palestinians. whose occupation he helped orchestrate and the contradictions he. http www haaretz com news features following in the footsteps of hi ather a zionist hero toward a free and democratic palestine 1 514402 Page 4 of 8. Following in the footsteps of his father a Zionist hero toward a free democratic Palestine Features Israel News Haaretz Daily Newspaper 13 05 27 1 21 PM. embodied were powerful catalysts for his son s own journey But now. Peled seems to think that pragmatism and inertia will win the day. We have more important similarities than differences he affirms He has. already spoken in Gaza and Ramallah but will wait until the book is. translated into Hebrew before launching a speaking tour in Israel. Among those commonalities between Israelis and Palestinians he cites. large educated middle classes who are equally suspect of their corrupt. elites as they are of their fringe religious extremists and people who. just want to get on with their lives, If there were a democratic single state tomorrow he argues would. people vote along ethnic or religious lines Or would they vote for. someone who promised better schools roads and lower taxes I think the. He insists that the one state solution is closer than one might imagine. There s already integration on certain levels in the hospitals for. instance there are many talented Palestinian doctors But they don t enjoy. the benefits of the state even though they contribute to it and that s just. not sustainable, Peled mentions the BDS movement shifting world opinion and the.
rejection of Israeli policies by American Jews and Holocaust survivors who. refuse to be represented by the Jewish state as signs that the. transformation is already taking place, The one state solution is inevitable he says not because Israelis are. changing but because the current situation cannot continue. Israelis are going to wake up one day and see that there s a new reality. While critics of the one state solution including members of his own. family fear it could end up like another Kosovo Peled counters why not. Belgium or Switzerland, The choice is ours says the general s son a few minutes before heading. off on another speaking engagement noting both peoples ability to create. a peaceful secular state with equal rights for all And I think that Israelis. and Palestinians will make the right choice, Ultimately he says looking at the picture of General Peled on the cover. of his book We are fathers before we are nationalists. Brand New Arthur Hotel, An Atlas Jerusalem Boutique Hotel Book Securely at Official Website. atlas co il,MORE FROM HAARETZ COM FROM AROUND THE WEB.
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