When Genius and Courage Meet.

Miko Peled


It is pretty rare to see talent, courage and a friendly disposition converge but that is exactly what you see when you meet Mohammad Sabaaneh. If you don’t know who he is, go to FB and check out his page. He is a brilliant political cartoonist and he just published a book of his work titled, “White and Black, Political Cartoons from Palestine” published by Just World Books.  Why “White and Black?” because that is exactly what the situation in Palestine is like, clear cut evil vs. good, occupation and oppression vs. occupied and oppressed.

I am not an art expert by any means but I know Palestine and I know courage. Sabaaneh’s art expresses the complexity of the Palestinian reality in an honest and unapologetic way.  Sabaaneh’s cartoons cannot fit on a bumper sticker and they do not attempt to make simplistic statements. They are not a “Free Palestine”…

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Two pieces I wrote for Electronic Intifada

Miko Peled

These two pieces were published by electronic Intifada.

“One of the most disturbing aspects about the reality in Palestine is its normalcy.It has become normal to see Palestinians shot and killed, even children. The faces of young Palestinians showing up daily on social media, boys and girls shot by soldiers, accused falsely of attempting to stab a soldier.


Blurring the lines between history and myth, Zionist ideology and the state of Israel which is built upon it treat the Old Testament as a history book. They built a case to legitimize the dispossession of Palestinians on the premise that today’s Jews are the descendants of an ancient tribe that lived in Palestine thousands of years ago”

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Thank you for making TEDxUCCI:Spark a great success!

TEDxUCCI 2017: Spark!

Thank you so much for being a part of TEDxUCCI: Spark! Our third annual event saw over 75 participants coming together to hear from ten speakers, each one bringing a different element to the event. We scored high marks, with people saying they will attend future stagings and recommend TEDxUCCI to others!

A huge thank you to our speakers for sharing your spark and pushing others to make a difference in the world. They discussed everything from the importance of culture to the impact of literacy, from the role of the performing arts to personal journeys of self-discovery and fulfillment.


To our attendees, thank you for being a wonderful audience and actively participating in our various activities such as creating external representations of your inner spark as well as the science experiment.


To our volunteers (students, faculty and staff, alumni and members of the general public), thanks for logging in countless…

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