ICC-Organizer Names and short biographies
Dr. Ribhi Halloum (Jordan)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. GMJ General Coordinator. Palestinian author, researcher and poet, Head of Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Writers Association, Former Palestinian Ambassador to Turkey, Brazil, Afghanistan, UAE, Indonesia. Former PNC and Fateh Revolutionary Council Member till 1991. Member of The Jordanian Life-Line and Palestine Associational Committees.
Eng. Bashir Zmaili (Jordan)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Jordanian Associational Activist, Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association, Founding Member of Member of The Jordanian Life-Line Committee for breaking the siege of Gaza, Participant of Freedom flotillas 1 and 2.
Feroze Mithiborwala (India)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The General Secretary, India Palestine Solidarity Forum. The Founder of the First Asian Convoy to Gaza. The National Convener, International Affairs Committee of the National Alliance of People’s Movements. The National Convener of the Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, a Gandhian youth organization. The National Convener of the Bharat Bachao Andolan (Movement to Save India). An expert and a prolific writer on Palestine, Zionism and West Asian affairs.
Dr. Paul Larudee (USA)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Academic and political activist. Former Fulbright-Hays Lecturer in Lebanon; former U.S. government advisor; ISM organizer; Co-Founder, Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements, Berkeley, California.
M K Sawalha (UK)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The President of the “International Committee to End the Siege of Gaza” based in London, which managed to organize a number of land convoys to Gaza. Founding member of the Alliance of Freedom Flotilla President of The British Muslim Initiative (BMI) – London, UK.
Zaher Birawi (UK)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. A British Palestinian broadcaster. PR officer, The Palestinian Forum in Britain. a member of the International Committee to break siege on Gaza, a co-organizer of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, and a member of the Coordinating Committee of the British Life Line convoys from the UK to Gaza, which entered Gaza 3 times after the last war.
Mohammad Zeidan (Palestine 48 )
: Chairman of the Higher Committee for Arab Palestinians in Israel.
Dr Ahmad Abo Halabiya (Palestine)
: GMJ-ICC Member, Coordinator of the GMJ-Gaza Strip. The Director of Al-Quds Foundation in Gaza. Chair of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Committee in the PLC, PA. Chair of the Board of Trustees-Da’wa College in Gaza. Former President of the Islamic University in Gaza.
Ashraf Abo Zayed (Palestine)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Journalist and Political activist, Member of the Supreme National Committee to lift the siege on Gaza. Member of the Coordinating Committee of the mobilisation of the Palestinian youth in Gaza.
Saeed Yaqeen (Palestine)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Political activist and coordinator of the Popular Campaign against the wall in the northwest of Jerusalem.
Salah Al-Khawaja (Palestine)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Chair of Ni’lin Popular Resistance Committee.
Jamal Juma’a (Palestine)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Non-violent activist, the coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall campaign.
Sa’oud Abu-Mahfouz (Jordan)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Islamic popular activist, Member of the Islamic Action Front Party, Member of the Secretariat General of Al-Quds International Institution. General Director of Al-Sabeel
Adv. Ziad Khalifeh (Jordan)
: GMJ-ICC Member, Advocate, Member of the Jordanian Bar Association, Secretary-General of the Jordanian Professional associations Council, Member of the Jordanian Life-Line Committee for breaking the siege of Gaza.
Abdul-Majeed Dandis (Jordan)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Political activist, Member of the Political Bureau of the Jordanian People’s Unity Party, Member of the Jordanian Oppositional Parties Coordination Higher Committee.
Rida Fahmi (EGYPT)
: GMJ-ICC/IEC Member. Chair of GMJ-Egypt. Member of the popular committee for resisting Judaisation of Jerusalem. Chair of the Board of Directors of Alquds Foundation in Cairo. Member of Egypt Shura Council. Broadcaster and TV Presenter.
Prof. Rami Zurayk (Lebanon)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Prominent intellectual and writer. Coordinator, Right of Return Committee.
Nabil Hallak (Lebanon)
: GMJ-ICC Member, Vice General Coordinator of the Lebanese initiative for breaking the siege on Gaza, breaking the wall and the apartheid, which include 145 NGO’s and political parties. He was on the Mavi Marmara as part of the first Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in 2010. Member of Life Line 5 to Gaza. He participated in many international activities for Palestine cause. Former head of chancery of Ireland consulate in Lebanon. Holding Irish Nationality.
Shaheen Mohideen (India)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Asia Coordinator for GMJ. General Secretary, The Palestine Foundation, India. Shura Member of the Solidarity Youth Movement, India. Coordinator and co-organiser of several campaigns for Palestine in India. Member of coordination committee of the first Asia to Gaza caravan 2011.
Ata ur Rehman (Pakistan)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Member Central Executive Council Jamaat Islami Pakstan, Member Foreign Affairs Committee Jamaat Islmai Pakistan, Principal Jamiah Islamia Tafheemul Quran Mardan, Pakistan, Member Executive Committee of The International Forum For Islamist Parliamentarians and Former Member Parliament Pakistan.
Ahmad Zainuddin (Indonesia)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. Indonesia coordinator for GMJ, member of Indonesian parliament. Member of Indonesian parliamentary Friendship Committee for Palestine, member of ASPAC (Asia Pasific) for Palestine forum. Activist and co-organizer of campaigns and demonstration for palestine freedom since 1990. Member of shura council of Justice and Welfare Party, Chief of NGO relationship in the Party.
Mohd Tahir Abd Rahman (Malysia)
: GMJ-ICC member, Chairman for the GMJ- Malaysia. Secretary to the Board of Trustees of AQSA SYARIF, MALAYSIA. The organisation has almost 70 branches throughout the country and carries out many activities to support Palestinians especially in Gaza. We organised 2 delegates to enter Gaza last 2 years working closely with several Palestinian societies in Gaza. We have successfully launched different humanitarian and development projects in Gaza.
Salim Ghafouri (Iran)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Secretary of The International Union of Unified Ummah. Founder member of Asian People in Solidarity with Palestine (APSP) movement. Participated in the first Asian Caravan to Gaza lead by APSP 2011.
Moreno Pasqunelli (Italy)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Italian Journalist, spokesman for the Anti-Imperialist Camp. Known for his battles in defence of Arab and Islamic Resistance.
Sarah Colborne (UK)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain (PSC). She was on the Mavi Marmara as part of the first Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in 2010.
Sarah Marusek (US)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Doctoral candidate at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in New York, and former assistant director of SU’s Middle Eastern Studies Program. Also works with the Right to Return Committee in Lebanon, Viva Palestina Arabia and the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon.
Ali Mallah (Canada)
: GMJ-ICC Member. A Community and union activist (CUPE /SCFP). Board member of several organizations including the Centre for Social Justice, Alternatives, and the National Committee of the Canadian Peace Alliance. Helped founding the Coalition against Israel Apartheid (CAIA), Canada Boat to Gaza, and co-organized many forums, including events against war and occupation and in support of Palestinians. Past Vice President of the Canadian Arab Federation, Ontario New Democratic Party and former Candidate for federal election.
Vashti Kenway (Australia)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Political Activist, a member of the Socialist Alternative. Chair of GMJ-Australia. Chair of Students For Palestine in Australia. Organiser of Students Against War and Racism.
Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Kandari
: GMJ-ICC Member. Coordinator of GMJ in the Gulf States.
Dr. Abdul Razzaq Maqri (Algeria)
: GMJ-ICC Member. Coordinator of GMJ in Algeria and North Africa countries.
Shaykh Ihsaan Hendricks (South Africa)
: GMJ-IEC/ICC Member. The President of the Muslim Judicial Council (SA). The National Director of the Al-Quds Foundation. Trustee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Actively Involved in the Palestinian Struggle as an activist for the last twenty years. Organised several delegations to the Occupied Lands of Palestine. Received the “Nasir al-Quds wa al-Aqsa” Award from Sh. Raed for his dedication to the Palestinian struggle. Organized a humanitarian aid mission to the Gaza from Cape Town called Africa 1 Aid Convoy.
GMJ-ICC Member. Deputy Chairman of the Al-Quds International institution-Beirut.
Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman
“Earlier this week, radio host Aaron Klein of WABC radio in New York offered $50,000 (external - login to view) to an organizer of the Global March to Jerusalem, if he could name one city in the Middle East, outside of Israel, that has more freedom than Jerusalem. The activist was unable to do so."
He should have said Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
He also could have debated and possible won the case for Amman, Cairo, Beirut and possibly even Tehran.