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.

 

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.

 

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 

 

C.J. ‘Slim’ Piggot is a semi-retired groundworker and voracious reader who set up the weekly stall of the Cambridge PSC in 2000.

 

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