In part two of this two-part online event series, author and activist, Miko Peled, hosted two round table discussions featuring educators, activists, civil rights advocates, and law experts in order to tackle this critical topic and address the following questions:

  • What evidence exists that demonstrates pro-Israel special interests applying influence and ultimately intervening with public school curriculum as it relates to the Middle East, the portrayal of Arabs, and the Israel-Palestine conflict?
  • What tactics did/do these groups employ to cause their desired shifts within the curriculum and classroom discourse?
  • How do we challenge and fight against this dangerous phenomenon and bring forward an accurate and humanizing accounting of the Palestinian experience in our children’s classrooms?

This event was held online via Zoom on July 1, 2020

Guest Panel:
Jihan Andoni, National  Arab American Women’s Association 
Alex McDonald, Texas Coalition for Human Rights 
Jinan Shbat, National Organizer @ American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 

Hear more about future events at http://www.mikopeled.com

In part one of this two-part online event series, author and activist, Miko Peled, hosted two round table discussions featuring educators, activists, civil rights advocates, and law experts in order to tackle this critical topic and address the following questions:

  • What evidence exists that demonstrates pro-Israel special interests applying influence and ultimately intervening with public school curriculum as it relates to the Middle East, the portrayal of Arabs, and the Israel-Palestine conflict?
  • What tactics did/do these groups employ to cause their desired shifts within the curriculum and classroom discourse?
  • How do we challenge and fight against this dangerous phenomenon and bring forward an accurate and humanizing accounting of the Palestinian experience in our children’s classrooms?

This event was held online via Zoom on June 25, 2020

Guest Panel:
Zoha Khalili, Staff Attorney @ Palestine Legal
Jeanne Trabulsi, Education Committee @ Virginia Coalition for Human Rights
Dr. Samia Shoman Ed.D, Educator, Member @ Advisory Committee to the California Ethnic Studies Curriculum  

Hear more about future events at http://www.mikopeled.com

Miko recently had a chat with the esteemed Rabbi Ahron Cohen, a spokesperson for Neturei Karta in the United Kingdom. Neturei Karta is a religious group of Haredi Jews who formed in 1938 and then split off from the dominant Agudas Yisrael political party. Neturei Karta were one of the very few religious Jewish groups in Israel who opposed Zionism and still call for a "peaceful dismantling" of Israel, a nation state they believe is a rebellion against God.

Miko discusses the Rabbi’s youth and what led him to Neturei Karta, Zionism’s relationship with religious Judaism, and how the Neturei Karta advocate for Palestinian human rights and justice.

Music credits:

<br>Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”</br>

Solidarity

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Watch the video version on Miko Peled’s Youtube Page 

Author, speaker, and human rights activist, Miko Peled, sat down with Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro for part two of an ongoing discussion about anti-Zionism in the context of Orthodox Judaism, the origins of this movement, how it plays out within Israel, anti-semitism, and nation state building in the name of Judaism. Miko weaves in questions submitted by his audience into this conversation to help drive the conversation. 

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro:

Rabbi Shapiro is a retired rabbi emeritus of a congregation in Queens, New York who is known for his exceptional understanding of Judaism and various components of Jewish identity and is perhaps best known for his original and outspoken stance defending the historic Orthodox Jewish position that rejects the concept of Jewish nationalism and thus, opposes Zionism.

Music credits:

<br>Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”</br>

Solidarity

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Part Two: From Corbyn to Sanders: Are Zionist Organizations Targeting Progressive Politicians? 

In part two of this two-part online event, author, speaker, and human rights activist, Miko Peled, leads a round table discussion with esteemed journalists, politicians and political activists from both the U.S. and the UK to tackle the question, “Are Zionist Organizations Targeting Progressive Politicians?”

This event was held online via Zoom on May 13, 2020.

Speaker Panel:

Summary:

Investigative reporting has revealed that special interest, pro-Israel organizations have actively worked to disrupt, discredit and ultimately bring down progressive candidates in the U.S. and the UK. Whether engaging in public smear campaigns or working under the radar to thwart elections, pro-Israel organizations and individuals have invested millions of dollars in resources to weaken and sabotage progressive electoral campaigns. The common thread among the targets of these attacks is their persistent call to secure Palestinian rights and stand up against Israeli aggression, thus threatening the unflinching U.S. and UK support for the state of Israel.

#fromcorbyn2sanders

Hear more about future events at http://www.mikopeled.com

In part one of this two-part online event, author, speaker, and human rights activist, Miko Peled, leads a round table discussion with esteemed journalists, politicians and political activists from both the U.S. and the UK to tackle the question, “Are Zionist Organizations Targeting Progressive Politicians?”

This event was held online via Zoom on May 6, 2020.

Speaker Panel:

Summary:

Investigative reporting has revealed that special interest, pro-Israel organizations have actively worked to disrupt, discredit and ultimately bring down progressive candidates in the U.S. and the UK. Whether engaging in public smear campaigns or working under the radar to thwart elections, pro-Israel organizations and individuals have invested millions of dollars in resources to weaken and sabotage progressive electoral campaigns. The common thread among the targets of these attacks is their persistent call to secure Palestinian rights and stand up against Israeli aggression, thus threatening the unflinching U.S. and UK support for the state of Israel.

#fromcorbyn2sanders

Hear more about future events at http://www.mikopeled.com

In this episode, Miko connected with an old friend, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, a retired rabbi emeritus of a congregation in Queens, New York. The rabbi is an author known for his exceptional understanding of Judaism and various components of Jewish identity and is perhaps best known for his original and outspoken stance defending the historic Orthodox Jewish position that rejects the concept of Jewish nationalism and thus, opposes Zionism.

Miko and Rabbi Shaprio had a thorough conversation about anti-Zionism in the context of Orthodox Judaism, the origins of this movement, how it plays out within Israel, anti-semitism, and nation state building in the name of Judaism. It’s a fascinating conversation and viewpoint that is seldom brought onto into the greater conversation of Palestine and Israel.

**Don't forget to register for our upcoming two-part online event, “From Corybyn to Sanders: Are Zionist Organizations Targeting Progressive Politicians?” which will feature two excellent guest panels. Part one will take place on May 6th and part two is May 13th. Go to mikopeled.com to register for this event which will be held on Zoom.**

Music credits:
Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”
Maurice Louca, “Al- 'Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)”

Solidarity

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We asked our listeners to submit their questions for Miko on the subject of Palestine, Israel, and Middle East  Politics for a special Q&A episode of the podcast. This is part two of the listener Q&A with author and human rights activist, Miko Peled, who tackles questions about:

  • Why haven't other Arab countries launched military attacks on Israel?
  • Israel's manufactured image on the world stage
  • Will Israel dismantle apartheid in the style of South Africa?
  • What is legitimate Palestinian resistance? 
  • How can Israeli youth build bridges with Palestinian youth?
  • Why do certain countries still have diplomatic relations with Israel?
  • What do you make of the Bernie Sanders campaign as it relates to the fight for Palestinian justice?

Please continue to support PCRF’s current COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Fund for Palestine, which you can donate to right now at www.pcrf.net

Music credits:
Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”
Maurice Louca, “Al- 'Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)”

Solidarity,

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We asked our listeners to submit their questions for Miko on the subject of Palestine, Israel, and Middle East  Politics for a special Q&A episode of the podcast. We received so many questions that this will be split into two episodes. Here is part one of the listener Q&A with author and human rights activist, Miko Peled, who tackles questions about:

  • Coronavirus in Palestine
  • Origins of the historical land of Palestine
  • The Ultra-Orthodox anti-zionist movement
  • The status of the Holy Land Foundation Five
  • The legitimacy of Palestinian resistance
  • Indoctrination in the Israeli educational curriculum

Please continue to support PCRF’s current COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Fund for Palestine, which you can donate to right now at www.pcrf.net

Music credits:
Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”
Maurice Louca, “Al- 'Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)”

Solidarity,

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Steve Sosebee is the founder of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a non-profit humanitarian organization formed in 1991 that has been providing life saving, critical relief to Palestinians ever since. Since COVID-19 became a global reality, The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund has been working on the ground in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, as well as Lebanon and Jordan's refugee camps to help support the public health care system and response by providing equipment and materials. 

Miko gets an update from Steve, who is currently on the ground in the West Bank amidst this virus, and they discuss the current situation, infection rates, what PCRF’s relief campaign looks like, and what all of us can do to pitch in and support PCRF’s current COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Fund for Palestine, which you can donate to right now. 

Donate to the COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Fund for Palestine @ pcrf.net

Music credits:

Sabaya Al Intifada - “Jabal Al Zaytoun”
Maurice Louca, “Al- 'Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)”

Solidarity,

 

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