The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: February 2018

ISBN 9781682570852

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: February 2018
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In a series of early-morning raids in July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American Muslim families. They arrested the five fathers, who then became known as the Holy Land Foundation Five. The five were falsely charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, Hamas, by giving money to Palestinian charities in the West Bank and Gaza—entities with which U.S. government aid agencies and global bodies like the International Red Cross had long worked on a regular basis. In 2013, human rights activist and author Miko Peled started investigating this case. He discussed the miscarriages of justice with the men's lawyers and heard from the men's families about the devastating effects the case had on their lives. He also traveled to the remote federal prison complexes where the men were held to conduct deep interviews. Injustice traces the labyrinthine course of this case, presenting a terrifying picture of governmental over-reach in post-9/11 America.


"There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one." —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author 

"This critically important memoir…is a must-read." —Naomi Wolf, Author, social critic, political activist

"This is a brilliantly rendered father and son saga amidst a background that evokes Greek mythology. The father was an Israeli hero in the fight for independence and the subsequent wars that led to Israeli dominance, and a brutal occupation. The father and son difficulties can never escape the bigger picture. This is a story of admiration—and anger." —Sy Hersh

"The story of Miko Peled, his mother and father, reveals how facts, compassion and a universal sense of justice took hold and inspires this energetic and informed voice for peace." —Ralph Nader

Author Biography

Miko Peled is a writer and peace activist born and raised in Jerusalem. His first book The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (Just World Books, 2nd edition 2016) has been translated into eight other languages. Born into a prominent Zionist family, Peled emerged as a strong and outspoken advocate of justice and equality in Palestine. He currently speaks around the United States and internationally on the issue of Palestine/Israel.