Miko Peled, a Jewish anti-Zionist who has recently said that the “Zionists should be treated like Nazis,” did not confirm any dates or locations for his upcoming book tour, but told a news source that he would appear “at many college campuses.”
Peled will be promoting his new book, ‘Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.’ In his book, he purports to reveal the true story behind the infamous 2004 terror financing trial that had found the leaders of what was then the largest Islamic charity in the United States to be guilty of funneling millions to the Hamas terror organization. His book attempts to defend the Islamic organization.
Blurbs for the book include one from a former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, who is quoted as saying that, “Peled shines a light on one of the most egregious cases of injustice committed to date against Muslim leaders in the United States.”
Plaudits also come from the University of California-Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian — who was pressured to apologize last week for retweeting the anti-Semitic memes. Hatem Bazian had applauded Peled for writing the book as “a part of a long journey toward doing acts of justice that in a small way can contribute to putting Palestine back on the map,” as per the book’s publisher.
After the Holy Land Foundation had folded, many of its top supporters had migrated to Bazian’s organization, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). Peled had participated at the AMP national conference last week, which was themed, “100 Years since Balfour: The Movement Continues.”
Peled has been a controversial figure on the campuses both in the United States and abroad. In September of the year 2016, he was disinvited by the Palestinian activist student clubs at the Princeton University and the San Diego State University when he had called the Jews “sleazy thieves” on his very active Twitter account. Drew University’s Students for Justice in Palestine went on ahead with a scheduled program despite the controversial post that Peled posted, which remains to be published today.
Peled also spoke earlier this month at the University College of London, along with the Hamas supporter Azzam Tamimi, where he had made the comparison between people who support Israel’s right to exist and the Third Reich.
More recently, he had posted in response to the massacre of over 300 worshippers at an Egyptian mosque by an Islamic extremist. The statement was: “As we mourn the loss of innocents in northern Sinai we must remember that this terrorism is a direct result of the regional instability caused by #Sisi and his criminal collaboration w #Israel.”
On Tuesday Peled had tweeted to his thousands of followers, saying “Stench is the legacy of Zionism.”
Peled is also considered to be a contributor to the online American Herald Tribune, whose editor-in-chief, Anthony Hall, was recently reinstated as the professor of globalization studies and liberal education at the Canada’s University of Lethbridge. He had faced a suspension and investigation last year for the comments he had made that were considered to be anti-Semitic, including his suggestion that the facts of the Holocaust should be up for debate and blame Israel for the 9/11 terror attacks.