In 2013 Miko Peled (The General’s Son) began researching the case of the Holy Land Foundation Five including meeting with family members and with the men behind bars themselves. His weaving in of the political backdrop to the outstanding philanthropy of the HLF is helpful for people new to the Palestine cause. Peled presents with outraged compassion the faith and motivation of the HLF founders and officers who were hounded relentlessly by Israel, the Anti-Defamation League and the FBI and eventually convicted on trumped up charges of aiding terrorism.
INJUSTICE: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five was published by Just World Books.
“Miko Peled’s vivid, intense, and detailed account of the case of the Holy Land Foundation 5 proves without a shadow of a doubt that it was a political case in its entirety. 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.” –Prof. Dr. Sami A. Al-Arian, Director and Public Affairs Professor, Center for Islam and Global Affairs, İslam ve Küresel İlişkiler Merkezi
Peled and Just World Educational Foundation have also launched a new project: US-Israeli Collusion in Eroding Civil Liberties with speaking events about the HLF 5 and discussions of the implications of the case on the lay of the land for Palestine and other humanitarians, advocates and activists.