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Israel/Palestine: One State/Two State?

Ralph talks to Israeli activist, Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine about whether a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is even possible.  Also, Mark Green rejoins us to discuss whether president-elect Donald Trump has already violated The Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. with a foreign government.

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Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in the US. He writes a blog that is “dedicated to tearing down the separation wall and transforming the Israeli apartheid system into a secular democracy, where Palestinians and Israelis will live as equal citizens.”  Mr. Peled was born and raised in Jerusalem.  His grandfather was Dr. Avraham Katsnelson, a Zionist leader and signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence.  His father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the 1967 war.  Driven by a personal family tragedy to explore Palestine, its people and their narrative Miko Peled has written a book about his journey called The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.

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Mark Green is an author and a radio and TV commentator, whose latest book is entitled Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise .  He also co-authored a letter to the New York Times with Harvard Constitutional law professor, Laurence Tribe, reiterating his call that Donald Trump either divests himself of his business interests or face impeachment for violating the U.S. Constitution.

6 Comments

  1. Brett Gleason says:

    I didn’t know Ralph had a news hour. I was denied need to know information.

  2. Leslie says:

    Thank you, Miko Peled, for your continued voice of truth and for the rights of Palestinians….. My father fought the Israeli courts for years and millions of dollars to get his family’s land back… he has been denied any rights to that land. The US media makes the Palestinians out to be the terrorists, and will quickly broadcast any violence of a Palestinian against an Israeli, rather than showing the realities of the persecution of the people of Palestine! The media reports nothing of the IOF home raids and abduction of children for “crimes,” the settler violence against Palestinians, the Knesset members who speak out to kill Palestinians and the imbalanced treatment of Arabs in the Knesset. Nothing is mentioned of the Israeli government restricting electricity to citizens in Gaza for 3-4 hours a day, the restriction of safe water to Gazans, harassment (and murder) of Palestinians at checkpoints, blockade of access to health care, the arrest of peaceful and unarmed protesters or the harassment protesters (who protest against Israel’s policies)… Many IOF members have also come out sharing the way in which they are trained to treat Palestinians and the mistreatment of Palestinians in the West Bank. Hopefully social media will help to expose the truth to the American public!

  3. Diane says:

    Miko Peled interview was incredible in honesty and expressed the truth that is so hard to find anywhere in the US! Thank you! His optimism is inspiring as well.

  4. Good to hear the stories of both parties. I can’t imagine a two state solution? It has to be one nation on earth!!!! Let’s start with these two brothers as one. Two sisters as one.

  5. Brux says:

    Oh please … you cannot pick out 2 second of this guy’s diatribe that is not
    obviously full of lies and hate and I only marginally follow this issue from a
    secular non-religious point of view.

    This issue of the Middle East is the one issue that impeaches Ralph Nader’s
    point of view for me.

    Miko’s mother sounds like a decent person, but this guy is a hack.

    Always on this issue, from the Palestinian perspective we hear endless
    stories about how evil the Israelis are, with never the slightest admission
    that the Palestinians, Arabs, Iranians and Muslims local to the area have
    anything to do with this mess.

    It is always close ups of the people hurt, and never a mention about how
    Hamas and the Palestinians in general care more about destroying Israel
    than an independent state?

    Never a mention of the TV shows that steep the Palestinians in hate of
    Jews, the dressing children up in suicide bomber’s outfits and teaching them
    to hate and want to die for Allah.

    A situation like this is bound to provoke outbursts and incidents on both
    sides, but in this case there is the whole Muslim/Islamic world that
    surrounds this situation and perpetuates it in the name of Islamic
    domination of whole nations.

    We hear about how unfair Israel is the Palestinians, but walk over to
    any Islamic country in the area and look at where they all are in terms
    of social justice and equality.

    God knows where this “speaker” gets his ideas or why … but from what
    I can intuit there is some severe mental problems within his family and
    his relationship with his father that he has chosen to work out this way.
    He may well be justified in his feelings – but what he says objectively
    and intellectually do not seem to rate a platform to speak except for
    those who do not care about truth and are only rabidly anti-Israelis.

    Shame on Ralph Nader for doing this way overly partisan show and not
    doing a show that promotes facts and the perspective of both sides.

  6. Tara carreon says:

    Dear Ralph: I love you with all my heart (I think) but the difference between me and you is that I have lost all desire to fight for any of the meager services offered by what is left of our government after its complete rape by the military industrial complex, and it occurred to me that you might be tempted to think this way as well, but you are not allowed considering your lifetime of activism and the reputation that adheres to your person. Do you feel constrained by your lifetime experience from taking a really dark view of it all? Do you really expect us to go to meeting after meeting to harass our representatives? *Isnt it all in fact utterly hopeless? I mean, I love your optimism but I tend to think you are fooling yourself, no disrespect intended and I stand ready to be corrected.

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