Miko Peled grew up in a Zionist family. His father was a well-known Israeli general who became a member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). But Peled gradually turned away from Zionism and became a tireless advocate for human rights for Palestinians. His speeches across North American regularly draw hundreds. Now he is launching a new intiative aimed at drawing thousands more, even millions, into the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians. Read more, and watch the 12 minute interview…
Miko Peled is considered by many to be one of the clearest voices calling for justice in Palestine, support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights in all of historic Palestine. Miko is also a contributor to several online publications and has been invited to speak all over the world. He travels regularly to Palestine where he speaks and works with the popular resistance, the BDS movement, and other justice groups. Many North Americans know Peled through his regular column at MintPress News.
But Peled thinks the time is ripe for a “step change” in public opinion in the United States over the Israel/Palestine issue. “I think it’s time to rewrite the narrative on Palestine, and counter the Zionist propaganda,” Peled told CTIP in a recent conversation.
To do that he is trying some new ways of getting public attention.
1. Putting short (1-3 minute) video clips from the 2020 Webinar Series on line. He plans to select the best moments from each of the webinars, adding subtitles and an introduction. This will be of high quality and he hopes these short items will be more easily made attractive to those who are not already deeply committed to this issue. He anticipates that they will be shared widely “millions of views”- he hopes. The full versions of all 19 webinars will continue to be available on mikopeled.com.
2. Using the The Miko Peled Podcast to bring in-depth discussions with thoughtful people to a broader audience. He assured CTIP that he has assembled a list of “fantastic” guests for almost the entire year! (No names were given to us.)
3. A new subscription service called “Patreon”. While still keeping the regular free podcast available to everyone, Peled will be offering an exclusive podcast service. it will include exclusive interviews in both podcast and video formats. The Patreon subscription will have two tiers: $5 or $10 per month. It will include a video interview and/or podcast episode offering unique content and early access to all regular, free podcast episodes. Peled launched Patreon on March 9th, 2021. Information about Patreon can be found on its website here.
In late February, CTIP interviewed an excited Peled about his new project.
“We have an outstanding, creative team producing a series of concise, educational videos that will highlight the history, facts and daily reality as they pertain to Palestine and Zionism”, said Peled. “With all of this, we want to give everyone the tools to change the conversation on Palestine and to point people to a narrative that reflects the reality.
CTIP welcomes Peled’s initiative to draw more people into the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians.
LAST MINUTE FLASH: if you havent yet signed up for the OFIP interview with former ambassador Jon Allen, which will take place on March 24th, there is still time to do so. Allen is a former Canadian Ambassador to Israel. This session will interest anyone who cares about justice and human rights in Israel/Palestine.
When: Mar 24, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: OFIP webinar with Jon Allen
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