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HEZBOLLAH—101…

What might seem simple to some who have lived and studied a given subject, is often total Greek to others . . . until we too learn.  Nothing exists in a vacuum—materially or socially.

In the mountains of Jordan, 1969, with a Palestinian Guerilla force...

In the mountains of Jordan, 1969, with the Palestinian Resistance…

When I first went to the Middle East in 1969, I didn’t know a whole lot more of the area than the average American, which was practically nothing.  Geography is not a strong suit in our education, history even less so.  Further, what “education” we do get is often grossly slanted.   

In these 101-overviews, I’ve tried to very briefly capsulize what I’ve learned.  I urge all to further investigate on your own thru the links provided herein and beyond.

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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…