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Miko Peled & Uri Avnery: Knights for Peace & Justice…

When I was a journalist in the Mid-East (1969-71) and toured Israel/Palestine in ’69, Miko Peled was the 8-yr-old son of Matti Peled, an Israeli general who had recently triumphed in the June ’67 war. They come from a family of Zionist leaders who fought for and helped create the state of Israel.

General & Son…

Nevertheless, General Peled came to support the call for a federated Palestine in partnership with Israel. His son Miko is today a major witness for that same policy. His story can be found in his book, The General’s Son. more…

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Israel & Obama…

One of the people I wanted to meet when I was a journalist in Israel in ’69 was Uri Avnery. He refused to see me, or so I was told. I couldn’t blame him, after all, who was I?

A 27-yr-old American college student, managing editor of the student newspaper, a guest of the Jewish Agency and probably being handled by Israel’s counter-intelligence agency, the Mossad.

Helmut Ostermann is a German Jew who escaped to Palestine from Hitler’s Holocaust in 1933, adopting the name of Uri Avnery. In 1938 at 15 he joined the ultra-right organization, the Irgun.

He left the Irgun in 1942 because, as he stated, “I didn’t like the methods of terror [they] applied….” more…