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Miko Peled: Why the son of an Israeli general is calling for an end to 'apartheid' Israel

Miko Peled is the son of a decorated Israeli general and his grandfather was one of 37 Israelis who signed Israel's declaration of independence.

His mother came from a wealthy family of “blue-blooded” Zionists, but even though she lived her entire life in full support of Israel, she would lament about the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Jerusalem in 1948.

Peled had his doubts about Israel's occupation ever since its actions in Lebanon in 1982, but he says his eyes were fully opened after he did a tour of the occupied territories in the early 2000s.

He says that it was then clear to him that Israel was involved in what is now an "eight decades-long ethnic cleansing and genocide" campaign against Palestinians.

In this episode of UNAPOLOGETIC, Peled says that Israel will stop at nothing if given the opportunity to ethnically cleanse Gaza and the West Bank. It’s just a matter of when and how, he says.

The only thing that will stop Israel, he believes, is if the international community forces it to, by imposing "sanctions immediately."

UNAPOLOGETIC is a show that unapologetically looks at the life, times and views of some unapologetic and not so unapologetic humans. Hosted by Ashfaaq Carim
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