Israeli dissident Miko Peled is in Seattle on a book tour this week.
Israeli peace activist Miko Peled is in Seattle this week to give a presentation called “Beyond the Zionist Paradigm: New Hope for Israel/Palestine.”
I saw him at the University Temple United Methodist Church last night, and he’ll speak again at the University of Washington’s Smith Hall on Thursday at 6:30pm in room 205.
Peled was born and raised in Jerusalem, served in the Israeli army, and now lives in San Diego, California. He comes from a privileged family, his father was an Israeli army general who took an active role in orchestrating the attack on Arab armies in the Six Day War of 1967.
There were 22’s of local beer, calf tattoos, bikes, a guy named “Joy” bragging about his small family farm and French Screamo music. It could have been a late summer evening in Seattle – well, minus the presence of heavily bribed park guards and bored-looking horses.
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Alma’s friend Viradeth meets his biological father for the first time on a recent trip to Laos. Viradeth, Amber and Gabriel ate dinner with Globalist columnist Alma Khasawnih to share stories of meeting new family members abroad. (Photo courtesy of Viradeth)
There is nothing quite like the stories that unfold when good friends gather to share an honest, home-cooked meal.
For this special dinner, I hosted four of my friends to eat, drink and talk about their travels abroad in search of family they have never met.
I made vegetables in green curry with coconut milk, served with cauliflower as rice, and sautéed okra in garlic, onion, and tomatoes. For dessert we had mixed fruit, served with strawberry vegan ice cream.
This dinner happened to be a mini-reunion; each one of us had traveled in the past year to meet with family. The travels were filled with first times. Amber went to Nigeria to meet her father’s family. Viradeth visited Laos to meet his biological father and his siblings. Gabriel went to Ethiopia and met his mother’s favorite aunt.