Published Books

Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five (2018)

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In 2017, Peled released his second book, “Injustice: The Story of The Holy Land Foundation Five.” The book describes the persecution and then the closure of what was America’s largest Muslim charity organization, The Holy Land Foundation, and the subsequent trials and convictions of five Palestinian Muslim-Americans. In 2013, Miko started investigating this pivotal case; one mired with miscarriages of justice with the men’s lawyers. He developed a relationship with the men’s families about the devastating effects the case had on their lives. He also traveled to the remote federal prison complexes where the men were held to conduct deep interviews. “Injustice” traces the labyrinthine course of this case, presenting a terrifying picture of governmental overreach in post-9/11 America. 

“Miko Peled shines a light on one of the most egregious cases of injustice committed to date against Muslim leaders in the United States.” 
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize Winner & Journalist 

“Miko is a dedicated storyteller who approaches the difficult and complex Holy Land Foundation case in a sensitive, careful, and methodical manner.” 
Dr. Hatem Bazian, Co-founder of Zaytuna College, & Senior Lecturer, UC Berkeley

“Miko Peled’s book conveys the humanity of the HLF5 and their families, and should be read widely and shared liberally to help support an international campaign for their freedom.”
Michael Duetch, Human Rights Lawyer 

“Injustice is a must-read book for anyone who wants to know how after 9/11, the US criminal justice system has been undermined and become another tool utilized by the pro-Israeli camp to silence and intimidate Palestinian Americans. Peled thoroughly presents the decade long campaign to criminalize the giving of humanitarian aid to other Palestinians living in poor communities and squalid refugee camps, and how the US government has failed to uphold its ideals as these men came to the US for freedom, only to be ultimately denied their freedom.”
Dr. Sami A. Al-Arian, Director and Public Affairs Professor, Center for Islam and Global Affairs 

The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (2016)

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Driven by a personal family tragedy to explore Palestine, its people and their narrative, Miko’s first book is about his life transformation, titled “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.” This autobiographical work taking the reader through the life of Peled’s family since his grandparents immigrated to Palestine in the early 20th century, describing their work and their life in detail. Peled’s maternal grandfather, Avraham Katznelson was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father, Matti Peled was a general in the Israeli army and pioneered an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in the 1970’s which led him to meeting Yasser Arafat in an effort to convene him to recognize the State of Israel and adopt the Two State Solution. In 1997, Miko’s sister lost her daughter, Smadar, in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem. This tragedy is what finally drove Miko to embark on his journey to discover Palestine.

“There are few books on the Palestine/Israel issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one.” 
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winner & Social Activist 

“The story of Miko Peled, his mother and father, reveals how facts, compassion and a universal sense of justice took hold & inspires this energetic & informed voice for peace.” 
Ralph Nader, Author & Political Activist

“A brilliantly rendered saga.” 
Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize Winner & Journalist 

“A critically important memoir.” 
Naomi Wolfe, Former political Advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton & Journalist

“There are many powerful books written on the topic of Palestine/Israel but few if any are as masterfully written as Miko Peled’s “The General’s Son.”” 
Jim Miles, Foreign Policy Journal Contributor & Educator