Miko Peled

In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the five dads. The first trial of the "Holy Land Foundation Five" ended in a hung jury. The second, marked by highly questionable procedures, resulted in very lengthy sentences – for "supporting terrorism" by donating to charities that the U.S. government itself and other respected international agencies had long worked with.

In 2013, human rights activist and author Miko Peled started investigating this case, interviewing the men and their families, a story he tells in his book, Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five (Just World Books).  Miko Peled’s first book The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, has been translated into eight other languages. Born into a prominent Zionist family, Peled emerged as a strong and outspoken advocate of justice and equality in Palestine. "This critically important memoir . . . is a must-read." –Naomi Wolf.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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