Hasan Fani is an Iranian who manages construction projects in and around Cambridge and together with his wife Helen directs the Iran’s Children Charity for which they have raised £350,000 over the last 6 years.

 

Dr. Helen Fani is a British-Iranian with undergraduate degrees in agriculture and a PhD in international marketing and management from Cranfield University. She has worked on various long-term projects with local groups of pupils, managed industrial projects in Iran and is now managing construction project in Cambridge. She is active in Stop the War and Cambridge PSC.

 

Janet Green works as a teaching assistant in a London mainstream primary school supporting children with additional needs and is a long-time member of Unison. Since 2007 she has been active in Camden PSC (London) and BIN (the Boycott Israel Network), particularly around the area of cultural boycott. She does social media for a number of groups including the facebook page for Artists for Palestine UK, a group she has been involved in (as a campaigner) since its inception.

 

Mikael Grut, a longtime resident of Wimbledon, SW London, is a Danish forest economist with personal knowledge of South African Apartheid and a deep commitment to justice for Palestinians. He has long been a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and would like to see it endorse ODS.

Yoav Haifawi is an anti-Zionist activist and maintains the blogs Free Haifa and Free Haifa Extra. He is an activist in Herak Haifa. Since joining a left-Marxist movement (The Workers’ Alliance) in 1972, has been fighting for the return of Palestinian refugees and the establishment of a free, secular, democratic Palestinian state on all of the land of historic Palestine. In 1984 he joined the ranks of the Abna al-Balad (Sons of the Country) movement as the most radical and leftist Palestinian movement in the territories occupied in 1948. With the emergence of the Arab Spring in 2011, his activity focused on contributing to the establishment and building of a democratic popular grass-root liberation movement in Palestine.

 

Carole Hanson is a resident of Maine, U.S.A., and a concerned citizen of the World. Her vocation is sculpture, a lifelong pursuit of creating Beauty in stone, especially in the public sphere. She knows Peace and Harmony as the companions of Beauty - why should we not wish them for the Palestinians and Israelis in the creation of a One-State solution? One State bodes well for the ultimate hope of One World for us all.

 

Jenny Hardacre is the secretary of this group. She has been actively involved in Palestinian solidarity since the start of this century.

 

Dr. Richard Hopper works in information technology in Cambridge, is an active supporter of the Bethlehem charity Ghirass Cultural Center and is Secretary of Cambridge PSC.

 

Dr. Ghada Karmi was born in Jerusalem and lives in London and Amman. She is one of the first supporters in recent decades of ODS, having in 2007 written the book Married to Another Man,an exposition of and argument for One Democratic State. Her autobiographical In Search of Fatima is also a must-read. She has published articles inter alia in the Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the Middle East Monitor, and taken part in many conferences and talks on ODS, some of them organised by this group. One of her articles is in our Reading and Resources section. 

 

Ruedi Knutti was born in Zürich in 1942, growing up with no contact to Jews or Judaism, and since 2007 has been active in the pursuit of rights for Palestinians. One of his motivations is his awareness of how Switzerland during the Nazi era refused to accept many Jewish refugees at its borders, sending them back to be exterminated. He has visited the West Bank six times, staying two to four weeks each time and is a Board Member of the Gesellschaft Schweiz-Palästina.