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.


Dr. Geoff Lee worked in the downstream oil industry (refining and marketing) until 2010. He has been an active member of Camden PSC for seven years and coordinates the football campaign Red Card Israeli Racism. He visited Palestine and Israel in 1966, 2013 and 2014. A native of Manchester, he is a supporter of Manchester United Football Club.


Anna Letts is a primary-school teacher, though currently undergoing a shift in her career, possibly towards working in human rights. She first became aware of the oppression of Palestinian people when two of her close friends began living and working in Gaza and the West Bank several years ago. Since October 2023 she has been campaigning passionately for Palestine's liberation and has enjoyed deepening her knowledge of Palestine's beautiful, ancient culture. She lives on a narrowboat in London with her cat.


Terry Meade lives in Brighton, where he also teaches, as programme leader of the Interior Architecture and Urban Studies programme at the University of Brighton. His activity in Palestine over the years has been mainly re-building houses with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICHAD).


Susan Milner, a native of Iraq, is a member of Cambridge PSC and teaches English in Cambridge where she lives with her husband and young daughters Lydia and Leila.


Ramsey Pietro Nasser is a Palestinian with Italian Nationality, born in Kuwait City, and except for the first five years of his life grew up in Palestine and the UK. He is now a filmmaker, and has supported equality & comradeship with everyone who’d listen for 20 years+. He is firmly anti-Zionist, and advocates a peaceful transition to full enfranchisement in Palestine. Please see www.ramseypietronasser.com 


Ghassan Olayan, 59 years old, is an engineer holding advanced degrees in technology and now manages a solar-energy company in Bethlehem. He is the head of the Land Defense Committee in Battir, participating in protecting the village from the apartheid wall in 2012 and in expelling the aggressors on Khirbet Battir in 2007. He reopened the Wadi al-Gharbi road parallel to the historic railway in 2008 and wrote the nomination file for Battir as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He has authored 15 books, in Arabic and English, including a collection of international children's stories, books of technology curricula for schools in Palestine, and one documenting the oldest living petri immigration system in the world.


Glyn Oliver is a retired primary school teacher, active in trade unionism and politics with the Southampton People’s Assembly, Unite Community Southampton Area, the Southampton Trades Union Council and the local executive of the National Union of Teachers. He is treasurer of Southampton PSC.


Yosri Ouni lives in Zürich where he is active in Café Palestine and a series of teach-ins. He was born in Tunisia, studied economics in the Netherlands, now works in IT/Cybersecurity, and is planning to do Masters studies in International Relations or Middle East Studies. As a Tunisian, he has personal experience working for democracy and social justice. The Palestinian cause - their self-determination - has been part of his self-identity as long as he can remember. He rejects both the present single religious state in Palestine and the idea of Palestine's owners' having to make do with 20% of their country. Resistance may be by any means, including armed resistance.


Averil Parkinson has academic qualifications in Geography, History and Demography, and has worked variously in Town Planning, Population Forecasting, and Housing. Now retired, she chairs the Cambridge Branch of the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign.


Miko Peled, born and raised in Jerusalem, now lives in Palestine and the U.S. For 23 years he ran a martial arts school and is now a writer and human rights activist who supports BDS and ODS. He wrote the personal-political autobiography The General’s Son and a study of the persecution by the U.S. of Palestinian-rights activists, Injustice. He has given countless talks on Israel’s racist denial of all Palestinians’ rights and hosts regular webinars. www.mikopeled.com


Stephen Pyle lives in Trumpington near Cambridge, is an artist, sculptor and maintainer of the site www.apostcardforpalestine.com