Miko Peled is a self-loathing Jew that is being weaponized as a useful idiot by antisemites to spread venomous bigotry and hatred toward Israel. Peled, the son of an IDF Major General, Matti Peled, is a staunch supporter of the antisemitic Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement whose sole mission is to demonize, ostracize, and vilify Jews and Israel on the international stage and on social media.
Over the years, Peled has made repeated defamatory remarks against Israel and Jews. He has likened Israel to an “apartheid” state and referred to Gaza as an “enormous concentration camp”, something that IHRA definition of antisemitism deems in fact, antisemitic.
On his blog, Peled delusionally claims the BDS movement will lead to “a secular democracy where all Israelis and Palestinians live as equals… in our shared homeland,” hiding the fact that the BDS movement calls for the destruction of the Jewish State.
In 2016, Peled drew fire after tweeting that “Jews have reputation [for] being sleazy thieves.” His vile, antisemitic comments led to the cancellation of his speaking engagements at Princeton and San Diego State University.
Peled pathetically attempted to defend his comment on a Facebook post, writing: “the very people who cry antisemitism all day long are demanding billions of dollars. This is criminal and it lends itself to the claims of Jews being sleazy money grabbing [people]. It’s not my tweet that gives legitimacy to the stereotype – it’s the actions of the government of Israel that causes hatred of Jews. And since they claim Israel represents Jews and mainstream Jews in the US Support Israel the danger in making the stereotype fit is clear.”
Miko’s father, Matti Peled, was a leading proponent of Israeli dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) of Yasser Arafat, and was known for his radical, extreme views about Israel. Miko’s son, Eitan Peled, is also a stunt supporter of the of the BDS movement and used to be the programming director of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the president of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), both at UCLA. Eitan Peled believes militant actions by Hamas … were legitimate resistance and equates the actions of the U.S. military in Iraq and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to terrorism perpetrated by Hamas.
During a 2013 speaking engagement in Calgary, Canada witnesses that attended the event allege that Peled claimed the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust were greatly inflated, something the IHRA definition of antisemitism also clearly categorizes as Jew hatred.
In 2017, speaking at University College London alongside Azzam Tamimi, a prominent Hamas supporter, Peled who loves to describe himself as a peace activist said “Zionists should be treated like Nazis” and “Zionists do not deserve a platform”.
This Sunday, October 18th, Students for Justice in Palestine at Georgetown University will host Miko Peled on Zoom for an event titled “Anti-Zionism vs. Anti-Semitism.”
Tokenizing antisemites like Peled is a tactic used by the BDS movement to normalize hatred of Jews.
We need YOUR help – contact Georgetown University’s President and Vice President here and demand in the future the University not give antisemites like Miko Peled a state to spew their hate and create division on their camps.